For someone who bragged about having sewn so much over the holidays, I'm certainly not showing y'all much on this here blog. Truth is, I'm just not feelin' the blog love these days and with school now back, well... it's just hard to push through some times.
Anywho, here is my new favourite sewing project, my Tessuti New York Cape.
Leith used for her NY Cape, but thought this black and plum combination would fit my wardrobe a little better.
Rachel had a few troubles with hers. Thankfully, despite these concerns, I found it quite easy to use and only had to unpick and fix a small section.
I really adore this cape. It works pefectly with skinnies and with a cardigan underneath provides pretty much the right anount of warmth I need, exept these last two days - brrr!
Pattern: NY Cape from Tessuti = $10
Fabric: 2 meters wool/polymide from The Fabric Store $64
Wool binding: 5.5m @ $55
Lining: 1.5 m black poly cotton bastiste $8???
Buttons: from Lincraft 7 @ $3.40
Total: $140.40!!! Yikes - this is the most expensive project for a while!
In school news, I've just signed up for another 5 week full time teaching block. I'm still loving this new teaching gig, but the full time bit is hard. Hopefully I'll still be able to steal moments at the machine over the weekends, as I'm sure you understand that my week day sewing will be limited. TGIF!