Saturday, January 2, 2016

DIY Cape ~ MimiGstyle


Sorry I've been delayed on postings.  The end of the year had overtaken me with all the Christmas and New Years events - BUT I've been sewing!

Today's blog is on the Mimi G - DIY Cape -  Let me first say EVERYONE needs to make and have one of these in there closet!  I found this YouTube DIY very easy to follow.  I thought I would have a challenge, but as I followed Mimi, I was making it at the same time (using the rewind button as needed).

I couldn't have made my Cape at a better type.  I had just created the M6686 with a Bell sleeve and I didn't want to force it into a coat and risk the wrinkles.

For the fabric, I used a wool blend that was gifted to me by a former co-worker.  When I first got back into sewing, my co-worker and her sister stayed up til 1:00 AM just to help me finish 1 skirt!!  When Sharon passed away, Pam called me up and offered me 1st dibs on what Sharon had.  Let me tell you, when I walked into that house on pick up day, I was overwhelmed at the amount of fabric that she had collected.  Boxes after boxes after boxes we went through until I got tired.  At the time, I wasn't as developed as I am now, but I promised to put it all to good use.  I kept my word.

The hardest part about making the Cape for me was the buttons. I never inserted buttons before.  On top of the STRIPES!  I made the Cape not paying attention to the stripes at all so the buttons were a little off, but no one else noticed.  I made the cape in a few hours.  That's how easy to follow it was.

The Cape is very stylish and is back in style.  So this is perfect timing.  Had I had enough time before Christmas, I would have made a few for family, but I'm trying to stay on my sewing schedule.  However I will be making more.

I forgot to take a pic with the Cape on. Sorry.  I'll post one on IG later.

Until next time.......

May you all have a Happy and Prosperous New Year!!!!

Happy Sewing!


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