Another Cape !?

I'm so excited to tell you about the first real sewing project I've completed in a LOOONNG time. The dress I started in my last post is almost done, but has been tossed to the side and frankly is in a pile on the floor...for about a year...




Anyway Back to the cape.

So my kick ass sister hooked me up with my first real client. One of her friends was looking for a homemade gift for her husband and was wondering if she knew anyone who could sew, and naturally my sister thought of me! The friend asked if I would be weirded out by the odd request of clothing. Of course I wouldn't. I have already made a cape once already for fuck sake, so all an all a perfect match!

So I got to work right away and found this pattern. I went fabric shopping with my sewing soul mate and she picked out some pretty sweet fabric.


And a cool horn button.


The outside is a thicker fabric, think khaki pants...only green! The inside is a super soft plaid flannel.




I was super proud of the arm holes. I did some slip stitching for the first time, and I don't know why I avoided it for so long.

I had also added a inside pocket (duh), but I'm so out of practice I forgot to take a photo. Oops!



Here is the proud owner of the cape!



I must say he is doing a way better job at modeling it than I did!



I was told the cape was for mushroom hunting, but this leads me to believe he will use it for something a little more super.

In the end it turned out pretty close to perfect. I admittedly was afraid at first to take this on. I hadn't sewn in any real way in such a long time, other than a hem here and there. I have a one year old who is always all up in my grill (a great excuse not take it on). But everyone around me believed in me so I took a shot. Best thing I ever did. It forced me into my sewing room and reminded me that I love sewing and can make the time to do it. And well...I'm good at it!


After I had completed it, in a wave of self-esteem I ordered new sunglasses. Only time will tell if that was a good idea.