07 November 2011
New Look 6007 Cape
Obviously, I didn't make the tie belt. I'm going to buy a pleather belt to go with this, but this belt happens to be the belt I had on hand... so yea. I'm going to find one that goes better!
There is quite a bit of top stitching going on, I think it turned out well. My only big beef about this is my hem is not pretty. When I did it quick, I forgot that it would be visible as I move my arms around. So, I think I'm going to get some bias tape on there.
I DID use bias tape on the facing. I pressed and stitched down all of the seams to cut down some bulkiness. I'm also considering trying to work in some pockets. Or, one pocket. I just need a pocket, so I'm going to figure out the best way to insert one without it being obvious. Any recommendations? I also think I'm going to put in some buttons or snaps. Otherwise, I'm pretty freaking happy! :D
Above I pointed out how ugly my hem is... well I covered it with hem tape and this is the result. You can actually see on the left side that I ran out around 8 inches short. Yeepp so if you make this in an XL and use the hem tape - 3 yards doesn't cut it. Barely. I'll buy more tomorrow, but I'm actually in love with the effect of having the black hem tape on the inside hem, since it's visible when I move my arms. I still haven't found the perfect belt, though. I'm going to find it!