Monday, May 19, 2008

Finish Emily's Cape - CHECK!

Don'cha love it when you get to mark something off your to-do list. I just wish this one had been marked off a little sooner. But that was out of my control and Miss Em will be able to put this away in her closet for hopefully many more dress-up events to come!

Overall, McCalls 3033 ended up being a keeper. It went together quickly and the end result was very cute. I'd like to make one in black velvet with beaded trim on the hem. The only thing I would suggest is being sure to interface that two-piece bias-cut under collar. Without that, I think it would be difficult to stabilize the bias cut edge. There would be too much ease for a nice match up with the capelet's neck edge.

I was finally able to get some narrow cord made from the Chinese brocade and with that a decent Chinese ball button. This is not the best fabric for making narrow fabric tubes, but with a lot of patience and several trial runs, I was happy with the end result. Here are the pics...




Next up will be the applique work on my lavender quilt.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

It turned out beautifully!!! Can't wait to take a picture with Miss Emily in it! We'll have to have a fancy dinner out some time soon! I vote for increasing the requirements for McDonalds to tux and gown, at least until we've worn this dress and capelet out. It is either that or fancy jammies! :)

CharityinAlaska said...

After all the expense of their evening out, Mcd's is gonna be all we can afford for awhile, huh? :) I'd like to run it over before ya'll leave town. Will call you...

AllisonC said...

It's lovely and that Chinese button turned out great. Just catching up on all the drama you had, so glad eberything turned out OK in the end. Lovely pictures and your valley is breathtaking!

Alexandra said...

What a pretty capelet! I love the fabric.

When Ladies Dressed said...

Just GORGEOUS! Emily must be very pleased! I love the Chinese button - such an and perfect detail. I too hope to see pics of Emily wearing it!

Tany said...

It looks awesome, well done!