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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

KCW Day 2: Christmas in July

Today's Kid's Clothing Week project was a super-quickie. It's a 1/2 hour cape! I have wanted to make one of these since I first saw the Cape Adeline Pattern months ago. I bought some sweet pink cotton velveteen from the recent Martha Pullen sale, intending to make Ella a birthday/Christmas dress (since her birthday is in December). I think a little cape will keep her warm in her special dress, which I haven't made yet!
What can I say about this? It's adorable! It was easy! I love it! The only hang-up was the perpetually shifting velveteen against the cotton batiste lining. Even though I used my walking foot, the batiste wanted to shift one way where the nap was up and the other way where the nap was down. A little pulling made it behave. This is such a quick and easy project. I could see making a bunch of these to match a little girl's winter wardrobe. The best part of all: I am getting ready for Christmas early this year!
Check back tomorrow- I plan to do some (overdue) smocking while at a pool party!


ShirleyC said...

That's really cute!

Crys said...

That is totally darling! What a great winter wardrobe staple.

Elisabeth Rose said...

Thanks, Ladies, it's a lot of cute for a little work! Nice to hear from you!

Sharon said...

very lovely! My daughter would love this, I will have to make one for winter I believe. : )

juns15 said...

This is beautiful. Is there a pattern to follow? I would so love to make this for my lil girl. x

Elisabeth Rose said...

Updated to add link to pattern. When I posted this, the pattern was sold out, so I couldn't find it.