I don't know if you've looked at their website, but I remember the first time I did I wanted to buy just about every pattern. Let me tell you, narrowing it down to just one pattern for this sew-along was nigh on impossible!
After much debating with myself, I chose this gorgeous 1930s capelet pattern:
Look at it! It doesn't get much more elegant than that!
The good thing with this pattern, is that it will work for both sides of the globe. For those of you who are currently in winter, you can make it in wool suiting or even wool coating! For those who are currently in summer, you can make it in a lighter fabric like cotton or silk for a summer evening cover up.
Here is a vintage example I have dreamed of recreating since I first saw it. This one was sold by FabGabs on Etsy:
So this is what I'm aiming to do with mine. And yes, I am going to tell you all the adjustments I make so you can do it too!
And the best thing is that Janet from Decades of Style is giving my lovely participants a 20% discount on the pattern!!! All you need to do is use the code CAPE20 when you check out. The code is valid from now until the end of January.
Now, Janet also told me that international postage (she is based in the US) is quite pricey. For the price of posting one pattern, Janet can post up to 100 patterns. So I figure you have two options:
- Buy a bunch of patterns to try (I did - I ended up buying 4); or
- Team up with some other sewers in your country and buy together and share the shipping!
This sew-along won't start until the 1st of February to give everyone time to get the pattern and their fabric. Please note its important with this one to make a muslin, so make sure you have something lying around that you can follow my first post with (that will be all about making your muslin).
Here is another link to the pattern.
I hope you like my choice of pattern, and that you are going to join me on this sew-along!