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It's a Wrap!

No, it's a cape! No, it's a wrap! No, the cape is a wrap!

Pattern: Vogue 9329 (OOP) and Women's Day #5015 (vintage)

Fabric: Gorgeous, heavy, wool coating from The Cutting Room (now closed). The lining is another crazy idea of mine. I was going to purchase some thinsulate because I really wanted something warm but after many discussions with myself I decided to use an upholstery suede. I thought that it would be thin enough not to add bulk and warm enough to block out the wind. I haven't worn it enough to know if the wind-blocking works but I do know it's better than a traditional lining. The main drawback is that stupid static. Ugh.

Adjustments: I started with the Vogue pattern as-is but the placement of the armholes is completely, totally, ridiculously non-functional. Do you see the way the model is holding her arms? That's the extent of movement without unbuttoning it. So I pulled out the vintage pattern and used it for the placement of more functional openings…

This is IT!

I've found it! A blogger (The Vivienne Files) that posts classic wardrobe combinations...lots and lots and lots of wardrobe combinations...all my style. This is exactly what I need to get my sewing act together. I swear my mouth started to water when I saw this one. I've had a light blue piece that I've been clinging to for years but had no idea how to fit it into my wardrobe; now I know! I've done one complete SWAP that I love and am still using it as the basis for my daily wardrobe but I'm getting bored with it and don't know where to go next. For months I've been trying to find some direction. I turned to SWAP's but just couldn't find what I was looking for...until now. Now I can see what it will look like first and find the pieces I want to put together. Hooray!

That's all for now. Got lots to blog about (jacket from last year's RTW sew-along, cape project, and soon PR Get Together in Cleveland ) but no time to blog.