October 13, 2008


Well, I FINALLY finished my Chadwick's inspired cape. This seemed like a never ending project. All my fault though with the underling, the lining, and the covered buttons, not to mention all of the hand sewing that I did. It's not perfect, but I had to call it quits at some point.

Here's the pencil skirt I ma
de to match the cape. Made from my TNT McCall's 3830 pattern with the back hem vent. I like the cape but I am really pleased with the way the skirt turned out and it fits like a glove. I made sure I kept the length suitable to wear with boots but not to long. The outfit is made from a hunter green pointe knit. I used the bias tape waist treatment that Lisa taught me during the sewing class and following the notes that I took during the class - it turned out really smooth. Not bulky like like it often does with a facing. I really like this treatment.

I also used an invisible zipper in this skirt. I think it looks really good especially since the foot that I bought does not fit my machine (I had to order another one), and I used a really skinny regular zipper foot.

Now that this project is finished I FINALLY feel free to move on to other things, simpler construction, quick and easy project

I always need new tops to change things up a bit so today I made this Vogue 8477. First I made a muslin and I'm glad that I did because it turned out a little to tight
in the arms and the side
s. So when I cut the fashion fabric I cut it a size larger and
eliminated some of the gathering at the bustline. I found this fabric on the 60% off table at Hancocks and bought enough to make another wrap dress because it was such a good price. I'll wear this top to work tomorrow to make me feel brand new (lol).

Lastly but certainly not least, I want to show gifts that arrived in the mail last week. This gift arrived from Angela at Sew Much To Sew, some Sew New Magazines, a Vogue Fabrics sample book and some really nice patterns that I know I will give a try. Thank you so much for sharing Angela! The jewelery came from my best friend Barbara Brooks in New York who has oddles and oddles of jewelery and decided to share some of it with me. Well, that's all for now...on with the work week....


  1. Your cape and skirt look great! Make sure you post a pic wearing it too!!! Love the top, very pretty!
    Glad you like the stuff!!
    Happy Sewing!!!

  2. Love the cape and skirt! I would love to see you wearing it though. Nice gifts, too!!

  3. I love the idea of a matching skirt and cape!

  4. Faye the garments came out awesome!! That was definitely a sewcation. Angelia & Barbara sent you great stuff, enjoy.

  5. Ooh, look at all your goodies! Nice work on your garments.

  6. Faye, I love that cape. Kudos to you for making CD a sew day. Great gifts. Luck you! ;-)

  7. I am so happy you were able to finish it, it looks great and I love that you made it a suit, you will look so chic!

  8. nice cape. was something very simple and very pleasant with a skirt. Congratulations. beautiful gifts as well, you deserve, really. Paco.

  9. Wow! There is sooo much to comment on in this post...first, I really love the capelet and skirt. I can see why you need some simple projects after that very involved one...but all your hardwork is showing in it!

    Second - what a great pattern and jewelry haul...*sigh* sad to say I have a couple of those patterns in my pattern stash bought when they were first issued! Thanks for showing them, I might have to go back and look for them and re-use them!

  10. I knew that cape outfit would be fabulous.I'm loving those covered bottons.The dress is lovely too.
    Cool mail goodies.I'm excited for you.We were just talking about accessories,right.



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