Sew Different have teamed up with FabworksÂ online to offer you a Special SpringÂ Package.
This gorgeous projectÂ bundleÂ consists ofÂ a paper pattern for the Collared Cape and everything you will need to make it. It comes with 2 metresÂ of the most beautiful fabric, a chunky button AND you even get a reel of quality Gutterman thread thrown in to complete the bundle. The whole package is worth more than Â£45Â but we are offering it, for a limited time, for only Â£28.
The Collared Cape, with its oversize collar and easy circular cut, is a pattern you can make in an afternoon. There are little “sleeves” cut into it and a chunky single button to finish it off. It’s perfect for chilly Spring days and it looks great with most things from dresses to skinnies.Â It works as well as casual thrown on with jeans as it does as a theatre cape.
The patternÂ come in a SMALL,Â MEDIUM and LARGE sizes (spanning a UK size 8 – 24 – that’s US sizes 4 – 20). The pattern is really simple to make and comes as unlined – the fabrics allÂ feel nice on the inside and don’t fray badly so it isn’t necessary. (However, if you wanted to line it this could be done easily enough by cutting the front and back panels again in a lining fabric.
There is a choice of 3 beautiful fabrics – Norway Spruce, Prince of Wales or Vintage Arabica. I’ve used the Norway Spruce which is the MOST BEAUTIFUL medium/heavy weight wool / mohair blend. This colour listed as a very dark green but, as you can see from the photographs, it seems to me more charcoal grey than green. It’s a traditional overcoating with a super-soft brushedÂ texture that really oozes quality. I can’t tell you how lovely it is to handle and warm to wear. It is really easy to work with and, as you can see, just looks amazing made up into a garment. I have looked at other similar fabrics online and they seem to come in at around Â£25 / metre so this really is great price. Thanks Fabworks for making this possible!
The link to the package isÂ here on the Fabworks website. You can find full details of all the fabrics and buttons there. They deliver all over the world, so don’t hold back if you happen to live in Outer Mongolia.
Many thanks to Hifumi for modelling for me and also to the gorgeous Heavenly Harvets of Hipperholme for letting us useÂ their shop for the shoot. We couldn’t resist their Spring bulbs and ended up browsing and spending when we should have been working.