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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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