Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Cape

My first one, desired a long long time. The pattern is from Burda Magazine 10/2015 in Plus size so I had to reduce pattern one size down.




I realized how actually awkward wearing the cape is.
It's ok if you wear it unbuttoned as I did on the photos, but if it's cold and you would like to  wear it buttoned up then the problems begin. Where to with the bag? Under the cape?...than you have an ugly bulge. Yes, cape has front openings but it's only practical for opening the doors and similar. Basically, it is alright while holding hands bent at the elbows and just your hands popping out, but believe me it's impossible to straiten your arms through the openings when your cape is buttoned up.

So ...  if you plan to sew or buy a cape, consider whether you want a front or side openings. I would definitely recommend side openings.


Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Little Black Wrap Dress

Every woman needs a black dress in her wardrobe and I didn't have any. Well I actually have one but it is a slip dress for high summer temperatures.
I was looking for some ready pattern from Burda but couldn't find any which would satisfy. At the end I took basic fitted bodice pattern and A-line skirt and made that dress.



T-Strap shoes from Miss KG
Woody Ellen Retro handbag is a Christmas present from my husband
Brooch is vintage from Ebay