A couple of grown-ups who play dress-up (or at least make things to dress up in).
Historically inspired, fantasy, cosplay and vintage; we make whatever inspires us. Robin is lean and elegant, a thoughtful perfectionist. Lisa prefers to make rather than to wear, finding inspiration in the oddest places. We are retired and sew whenever we aren't traveling.
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
My Victorian Cape- Robin
Lisa and I made capes. We started at the same time, but I finally finished mine. She made hers with a hood. I added a ruffled stand up collar and used a button-on shoulder treatment that becomes a huge ruffled hood to fit over my bonnets. This is yet another "finish that dang thing" project. The hem baffled me as I could not get it right. I finally ended up lowering the dress dummy to have the hem puddle on the floor and pinning the shoulders to the dummy so it wouldn't shift. I now love my cape and it has seen several outing. Finishing things is good!