Facebook is a dangerous thing.Last year Rathdowne Fabrics and Remnants posted a pic of several gorgeous wool fabrics they had just put into stock, I promptly bought two of them and have finally completed a garment using one.
It's the Style Arc Clover Cape.
|See the little spots on the buttons, totally a coincidence of course!|
This fabric 'spoke' to me as soon as I saw it - even though blue and brown tones together are not something I would have said I love.
Last winter I cut the cape and lining out and had only sewn up the collar stand and the pocket flaps before the weather changed, and so I put it away...
|Double breasted and lined with some fabric I bought from Tessuti a while ago|
It is super warm and oh so comfortable to wear.
I love the arm slits as it gives you the freedom to move around in a way that other capes, which are secured under the arms, don't.
It also allows you to slip a bag onto your shoulder underneath it which I find really handy.
|The arm slit is on the left then the pocket is concealed behind this flap|
The top-stitching foot on my machine made it easy to get the lines all nice and even.
|What mum doesn't need pockets!!|
As this was quite thick with multiple layers in places, I left my Bernina dual feed on for pretty much all of it and the fabric just cruised through - no issues at all, not even when doing the buttonholes.
|A less than wonderful shot I know!!|
I just throw it over whatever I have on and head out into the cold.
To say I love it would be an understatement!
Updated to add some 'modelled' pics.
These are taken from a funny angle as my photographer is quite short!
|Excuse the creases - didn't think to press it!!|