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A few weeks ago, I was on Facebook and saw this awesome pattern from Liesl + Co. I’m kinda of a sucker for capes and anything with a vintage feel and immediately fell for this one.

I bought it within a few minutes (it’s a downloadable!), but it has taken a while for me to get the fabric. I thought I had some that would work until I went and dug through the stash. Come to find out I had lots of small bit and nothing more than a yard long. -sigh-


When there was a big sale at FabricMart, I decided to give them a try and bought this wool/polyester blend to give the cape a try. The fabric is certainly not the best quality, but I’m really just using it to try out the pattern. If I like it as much as I think I will, I’ll buy some better quality fabric and make it again. I’ve learned the hard way not to try out a pattern with spendy fabric!

I’m thinking about drafting a collar or hood to go along with it, but we’ll see. I’m hoping to get back into the studio this weekend and get some actual sewing done (rather than talking and dreaming about it) .

Have you used Liesl + Co. patterns before? They also make patterns under the Oliver + S, Lisette and Straight Stitch Society monikers and so far, I love them all. She has a real knack for clear pattern instructions and I learn something new every time.



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