|Cape: Handmade (NL6227)|
|Silver heels: Irregular Choice|
|Dress: Handmade (Simplicity 2444)|
|Doctor Dino handbag: Irregular Choice|
As I can be something of a chief procrastinator, I made a list, which seems to be the only way to ensure that anything gets done. One of the things I wanted to do, after finishing off my hula print dress, was to make this cape.
I bought the pattern in a half price sale at the start of the year, I think. It's this one. I picked up the fabric in Barry's in Birmingham last weekend and promptly ordered the leather buckle and the satin lining from eBay. By Thursday all of my cape components had arrived and I was ready to go.
The pattern was quite easy to follow. I cut all of the pieces out without issue. In fact, the only tricky part was when it came to the facings for the slashes at the front. I hate cutting things just in case I do it wrong, because it seems like you can't come back from that. Thankfully it was a success.
The final touch was to stitch on the leather buckle, which I bought here, and it was done. I'm fairly pleased with it, I like the length and think it will be a good alternative to this Topshop one I'd seen but has sold out.
I couldn't wait to wear it so this was yesterday's outfit for Sunday lunch after a morning in the gym. The ostrich dress is fast becoming one of my favourite made-by-me dresses. I took a lot of time over that one, I guess and I like the little touches like the cape collar, which make it that little bit different to ALL of the other 2444s in my wardrobe room.
I added some old favourite shoes, and a new favourite bag, both from Irregular Choice.
What do you wear for Sunday dinner? And are you a fan of the cape trend?