Mid Course Correction

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As I mentioned last week, this Sunday I’m going on the DC Tweed Ride with Trena and Liz. I planned to make Burda’s October 2008, #101 cape from a black and white herringbone. Friday night I was all traced and cut out with interfacing completed.

Saturday I went to sew and realized I forgot to cut out the center front pieces and was totally and completely out of fabric. GRRRRR!!

I went into the stash and pulled out this blue wool from the Carol Collection.  This is actually kind of fortuitous as I really thought the herringbone needed body from underlining, but just didn’t have the time or energy for it.  This blue was block interfaced while I was in NYC last November. The color isn’t very Tweed Ridish. But, it’s definitely more ‘me’.

Here are the buttons I’m going to use. They are appropriately British looking.

The basics are together, including the facings sewn in. Because it’s fused  , I’m going to have to line it. Something I wasn’t planning on doing with the herringbone version. I may even seek out some flannel back satin or flannel interlining to up the warmth factor.

Happily, I have Friday off for Veteran’s Day and can finish most of it then. Gah. I wonder if I can also squeeze in a skirt….


  1. A very pretty new contender. Now you’ll have two blue coats. How cool to sew for a bike ride, I would love to do that 🙂 So, what did you do/are you going to do with the already cut herringbone? I was thinking of a rakish tweed newsboy cap… that is, if you wanted to use it in another project.
    I like the British Crown buttons!

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  2. That it one fabulous blue cape. Much better than the tweed. I always love the cape patterns when they come out in Burda, but I am yet to make one up.

  3. I like this cape pattern. And even though the other fabric suits the motto better, this color is very you. Looking forward to see it finished!

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