Well I’ve worked up the courage to tackle my next project – capes.
Brayden requested the capes and of course that means one for each.
I’ve procrastinated about this project for…well…two months. Yes the pattern and materials have actually been sitting in the cupboard for that long…and the sewing fairies have not turned up and made them for me. I’m no longer a believer in elves who sew! Or perhaps they only do shoes. I don’t know.
Now you’re expecting to see two shonkily made capes at the end of this post, aren’t you? Well hold your horses!! First I had to tackle the pattern. I haven’t even got anyway near the sewing machine yet!!
It took me one whole night to translate the pattern instructions into English with my many how-to books at the ready.
Then another couple of days to find the strength (or insanity – whichever the case may be) to actually open out the pattern…and then promptly put it away for another day.
But last week I bit the bullet, open it all out and set to work cutting out the pattern. How hard can it be?! Really??!!
But I needed two different sizes. Ahhh. Gee willy winkies!!
I decided that I had two options – cut out the large one and then cut it down to the next size for the smaller cape OR trace a second copy of the pattern in the smaller size. I went with option B, just to make my life trickier.
I looked at the brown crushed velvet waiting to be transformed and proceeded to carefully fold up my work for another day.
One can’t rush these things
…even if there is a birthday coming up that I need them made for.
Perhaps I’ll give those elves one last chance…