Back with more! After the obligation sewing I do have some fun plans.
First up: outerwear
I know I said I was going to do the Lady Grey sewalong, but as you can obviously tell by the lack of padstitching going on around here, I’m not. I have about 8 million winter coats (only a slight exaggeration!) and at last count 6 vintage stores within 4 blocks to keep me in the vintage overcoats that I love so much. But you know what I don’t have? If you were thinking “a cape!” then you got it in one. Yes… a cape. I know, I know, it’s a horribly impractical garment, but I’m seeing them everywhere and I want one! I’m settled on this pattern:
I’ve never used a New Look pattern before, so it will be a new experience for me. My inspiration was this capelet from Anthropologie this year (which I can’t find on the website right now… must be sold out.)
Two things though… this could properly be called a capelet. I own 2 capelets, neither one of which I wear. It’s silly – the sleeves are too short for outside, but it’s too much like a coat for indoors! So I will be making the long version (the modeled photo,) which is an actual cape. I would love plaid, but I haven’t found a great plaid fabric yet, so it may be a lovely solid instead. The belt is a great idea – it keeps the cape from being too shapeless. I’m imagining that this will be lovely to wear on my walks around the neighborhood!
Also from Anthro this fall, a basic shirtdress made of fine corduroy. For some reason this idea really appeals to me! I’m still considering fabric, but my version is like to be navy cord (the dress also comes in navy, but the red shows the details better!) I’m still looking for a pattern. Does anyone have a favorite shirtdress pattern to recommend?
This dress is from Modcloth, and the lookalike pattern is Vogue 8280, the Mouret Galaxy dress knockoff. I will probably do short sleeves. I’ve never seen anyone make this version, so hopefully there’s nothing wrong with it! No fabric yet… and probably not this month, but if I don’t get it down here I’ll forget to make the dress!
Now all I have to do is make time to sew – not likely before Friday with my midweek schedule!