My winter wonderland is all about... snow! But unfortunately there is very little snow in my Country and none were I live (actually it only snowed two times were I live in my whole life... sad thing, isn't it?).
So, I can´t have snow but I can do something snow colored - white! And I can't have snowflakes but I can have small flowers print and lace - they remind me somehow of beautiful snowflakes!
This is the Laced Winter Wonderland cape!
This month is a busy one... Lots of fun sewing activities going on, series, challenges, sew-alongs... (as I posted here)
Honestly I want to join every single one of them! If only there were 48 hours in a day...
It came to my mind... What if... I can combine two of them? Sew something that could enter two of those sewing challenges? Project Run & Play - week 1, theme Winter Wonderland (going on here) + the wonderful Snowflakes & Lace sewing series (here).
This is a reversible cape with lace edge and a vintage button brooch.
I used a snow white wool fabric and a cotton lawn print (white flowers on black background).
The lace on the hood is black and is about 1 cm (3/8'') wide and the lace in the bottom is about 2 cm wide.
The cape closes with a velcro tab, but I think I will make a buttonhole instead - it will last longer!
The pattern is Maisie Cape from My Childhood Treasures (an online shop at Etsy). I bought it a few years ago but I never used it (I wonder if this happens just to me...). I have to say it is a simple perfect project for beginners. The original pattern doesn't have any lace but I just felt that I had to add it - doesn't it look sweet?
When I finished the cape I immediately thought "Humm... this closing tab needs something..." so I made this brooch with black and white lace and a vintage button from my stash - I love (LOVE) buttons!
My "Snow White Riding Hood" is very happy with her cape.
[I have to confess that sometimes I envy my kids - their wardrobe is better than mine! I may just sew one of this for myself...]