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The Sew Over It Cape

I’ve finally got round to posting about the cape I made at Sew Over It in November! It’s a very bump-friendly coat (especially when you keep the buttons up nice and high near the collar), although the fabric I used (a bargainous £7 a metre wool-mix crepe from Croft Mill) is not quite warm enough for the current climate.

This is my first attempt at outerwear and producing a fully lined garment (complete with cheaty poppers – buttonholes are the next skill I need to master). I really loved the class, it involved 2 Saturday afternoons of playing on the sewing machine, plenty of Yorkshire tea and some generous helpings of cake. The best thing was, it forced me to finish what I was making. My house is a UFO free zone!

I really need some ultra-long leather gloves to go with this cape. And I do have other clothes on in this picture, honest.

Check out the shoulder seams!

Once I’d learned my mad cape skillz, I came back for a tie class too (more on ties shortly). And after I’ve had the baby I’ll definitely be going back to Sew Over It to tackle the jersey wrap dress as I always seem to have trouble with jersey when I try it myself.

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Bust Craftacular London 2011

The awesome BUST magazine Christmas Craftacular returns to London in November and vendor applications are now open!

The BUST Craftacular will have more than 70 crafty vendors, a cafe and heaps of workshops. The event takes place on Sunday 27 November 2011 from 12pm – 6pm at York Hall, 5-15 Old Ford Road, Bethnal Green, London E2 9PJ.

It costs £5 to register as a vendor, apply here.

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