Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!  I hope everyone had a wonderful celebration to welcome 2011!  I have had this week off from work so I have been happily designing & sewing!  I sewed this outfit to wear on our New Year's Eve dinner.  This Snow White Cape is a white wool and I cut it longer and I lined the hood in aqua blue crepe satin and hand sewed the neck part of the lining to the back part of the cape.
 I also lined the front & back inside but I did have some problems with the lining(I used my seam ripper many times)!

It is not right as you can see from pictures so I will have to take apart & sew properly.  I ran out of time & wore as is to dinner.  I know now that I should of sewed the hood & body part of lining together first!

 For my top I found this colourful fabric at a great fabric store near the beach!  I will share more on the future posts about meeting the owner and all her fabulous sewing notions & fabrics!  I thought because this fabric was so bold that I would keep my design simple and sew a cowl top.
It is called a torn fabric with black lining and I sewed the sparkly black chain for the shoulder ties.
I sewed a ruffle waist tie from the same material.

The skirt is my own design and is cut straight.  It is made of black dupioni silk that I sewed with 2 layers and waist darts and side zipper.

Here is a rare picture of my elusive husband in the background!

It snowed here last night so it was a cold night but we had a great night celebrating with the family and good friends!


Carolyn said...

Such a glamourous cape!

Little Treasures said...

I love your new cape - it must feel luxurious wearing this fantastic piece!

Family Fashion and Facts said...

Love your blog! I am your newest follower! I hope you will follow me back!

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

the cape is so pretty! love the lining!

Yerma said...

I want your cape, it´s so cute!!!!

Cecili said...

I love your capelets but this one is particularly nice! You're looking great in it!

Elle Street said...

Oh my goodness -- I'm so delighted to have found you! The cape is charming. What are you going to be working on next?? All the best fellow seamster-sewstress!

Allie said...

I absolutely LOVE all your capes! You're soo inspiring! Looking through you're blog makes me want to start sewing right this instant!