…on the streets of NE Scotland! This is one of my favourite presents to make and give; Meg McElwee‘s pattern, from book Growing Up Sew Liberated, is relatively quick and easy and it’s so swishy and fun to play with. The only downside is that is requires quite a large quantity of fabric, so could quickly end up a bit of an extravagance. I really fancied Michael Miller’s Foxtrot in Jewel… oooh it’s so lovely… but at £12.80 a metre it was out of reach.
So I had a rummage in my fabric cabinet and found an old skirt with lots of fabric-concealing darts, and a couple of other prints to contrast.
Annoyingly, I made an error with the hood cutting, but then didn’t have enough red fabric to re-cut. The hood pieces, I feel, should really sit at opposites to the cape fabric below, as a sort of harlequin effect, but I couldn’t do it. It’s an irritation which will bother me every time I see the cape!
But not to worry- the 4 year old it is intended for will hopefully forgive me. Happy birthday, Esther!
And another recent photo to counter-balance the utterly angelic first one: