Ok, so I stole the title from a song by one of my favourite bands. I couldn't resist. I'm a metal-head who likes to sew and for once the 2 have come together. Who'd of thought? If you read on, you'll see why I thought it just seems kinda appropriate for this make. Anyway, Moving on...😏
I have wanted to make a cape for the last couple of years. I kept seeing them, admiring them and thinking "I need to make one of these!" But that's as far as I got.
The fabric was purchased from Minerva Crafts but it's since sold out. I really wanted a beautiful gold colour for lining and I very nearly ordered some. What stopped me was seeing this lovely raspberry pink on the shelf that was gifted to me from my Mum's friend. There is quite a few metres of it so it seemed daft not to use it when it does actually match.
You can see the lining peeping out at the sleeve here
The whole thing went together really quickly. Which was just as well considering. There I was, sat in the sewing room, minding my own business getting ready to sew the collar on, when in walks DH with a crowbar! He had decided it was time to finish the rest of my (unfinished) sewing room and start by ripping out an unwanted wardrobe! But anyway, more about that in a later post. Fortunately I was able to finish this off in a different room. I used Seam Tape Interfacing on all the seams to stop them from stretching whilst sewing and to also give it some stability. I love this stuff!!
The front is fastened with snap fasteners (size 10 press studs). I was going to sew buttons onto the outside to finish it off, but I sewed on one and decided it look much better without any. So I've left it. The belt is attached by leaving gaps in the side front and side back seams so the belt can be threaded through to the inside
I was also going to stitch a patch pocket to the inside of the lining, so I at least had some kind of pocket, but with the upheaval of packing up, when I finally came back to finish this, I'd forgotten all about the pocket. In went the lining and that was that. By the time I thought about the pocket, it was too late! Not to worry, I am happy with this the way it is. The fabric sells it. It wouldn't matter what you made in this fabric, it's just so lovely, anything would look nice. And it feels so luxurious when I am wearing it.
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