Last night, I cut out and sewed up the Oliver + S Forest Path Cape. I've loved it since it was first released and bought it almost immediately. I've had the fabric for this project since July. I guess I just needed KCW to kick me into gear and get it done.
I don't know why it took me so long to sew it up. I guess I figured it would be harder. This was one of the easiest things I've ever made. It's only 4 pattern pieces! Yes, it's fully lined but it came together flawlessly :) I think this is going to be a cool weather staple for every year. Miss loves it and she got a million compliments on it today while we were out and about.
I love that it's easy for her to play in too. It has plenty of room to run around and move in. I also love that you can make it from a variety of different fabrics. The pattern calls for wool, but I didn't have the budget for that after buying the wool for my suit so I bought some very soft but thick flannel. I think it drapes very nicely and it's not too warm so she doesn't feel the need to take it off when we're inside.
It has such a cute silhouette from the side as well as the front and the back. I almost want to buy the women's version for myself.
I added a pop of color by sewing on some bright purple buttons. (They were leftover from her Princess Bubblegum dress.) The pattern calls for 5 buttons. Three down the front and one on each side to hold the arms together. If you don't want to do buttons, though, the pattern tells you how to use snaps to hold it together instead.
This is definitely a pattern I will buy in the larger sizes when she outgrows this pattern. Such an easy project that looks so stylish and will be great for the older crowd.
|She fancies herself a super model|