Cast your mind back if you can to when I did these sketches...
By now I should of had all four finished, (okay maybe not the third as it is covered in feathers). Insead I have one done, the first one and I've decided to call it the Gabrielle cape.
I drafted the pattern using the Winifred Aldrich pattern cutting book and drafted the cape using an outerwear flat pattern cutting block (no shaping e.g darts).
I toiled it, take a deep breath, at least 3 times if not four to get the shaping right!
The cape is pretty accurate to the sketch and does have the angled opening too.
Each bead was individually sewn on. Time consuming I'm sure you'll agree, but if one bead comes off these no need to panick about a srting of others coming with it.
The material is a medium weight shot taffeta, apparently the colour is called 'celebration'. It's mainly pink with a ever so slight cream/pale yellow sheen to it.
The lining is also pink.
It fastens with a single hook and eye and the bow is sewn in place.
So what do you think? Honest opinions muchly appritiated, thanks!!
p.s I'm thinking of making it in other colours and in duchess satin too!