Still Deciding...It's the 2nd May and I can't decide what to make! lol I thought I would make some pants from cotton sateen or maybe drill, but quite a few people have had trouble with the way Burda pants fit. A toile might be the answer. Note to self....I'll go out and get some calico tomorrow.
I also want to make a top out of knit but now I am getting ambitious and too much of that leads to unpicking and disaster. My goal is for three garments over the month. I'll start one project on Saturday so I will have to decide by then.
CapesSecretly I have always loved capes. My nana gave me one of those peggy square crotcheted ones with pom poms on the end of the ties. It was red and white and I felt like a story book character. I don't even have a photo of me in it. drat and Mum threw it out in one of our many moving houses episodes. There is something wonderfully romantic about the flow of a cape. I get images of knights and white horses in the woods and a maiden in her Burda cape. The question is whether I would wear it in public? I just went to Capes on Pinterest and find Nina Garcia has put up a board on Fall Trends - Capes. They are to die for.....go look....And I see one person in the sew-a-long has indeed chosen to make a cape.
And then I remembered this other cape that I owned and loved.
This is me with my brother Marty. Me in the cape and Marty in the coat that our fabulous mother made for us to wear to Sunday School. The cape was green and had lapels and it felt good to wear even as a 6 year old. I guess that settles it - a cape is now on the Burda agenda! Interestingly I got told off on numerous occasions for picking flowers in the Botanical Gardens on the way home from Sunday school. I should have been born somewhere where wild flowers grew on my pathway to church!
Certianly I do have a rather deliciously warm and ridiculous looking coat, my latest purchase - the walking sleeping bag - yes I got a Katmandu long puffer jacket in the sale. You can blame me for the balmy 21 degree heat on Monday the day after I bought it. But I am a hockey mum and my boys are now playing late afternoon and early evening games on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. I won't be making it to all the games, I have another priority you know - sewing for myself!