Thursday, November 14, 2013

22 Pattern Anthology Tour: Juliet Capelet Remix

Hey folks!
Pattern Anthology has done it again, four amazing Indie designers, eight great patterns and endless styling possibilities for your little fashionistas. Winter Wonderland is their latest installment and if you have been floating around the blogosphere, chances are you have seen some of the beautiful creations from some pretty talented sewists. To be honest with you, I am humbled and in awe to be part of this tour.
I was VERY lucky to have the opportunity to be part of the Pattern Anthology Tour and my pattern choice was the Juliet Capelet from none other, Kate from See Kate Sew. The pattern is easy to follow and was a quick sew. A great project for those who seek instant gratification with "WOW" factor. 
When I saw the pattern it was a no brainer. After making a few hoodie scarves with ears, I just had to give it a try on this baby. 
I had a little bit of the sherpa fabric left from my last project {HERE} to use for the back of the ears.  Let no sherpa fabric go to waste... that would be sacrilege!
If you ever plan to add ears on your Juliet Capelet, be sure to check out my tutorial for perfect ear placement {HERE}.
The outer fabric is a medium weight wool blend and the lining is yummy fleece fabric. The fabric combo will keep her nice and toasty during the colder weather. I added 3 inches to the length for two reasons. ONE: the longer it is- the more wear she can get out of it and TWO: it'll keep her warm(er) on chilly days.
When Lala first tried the capelet, she was lost. She kept stretching out her arms searching for the sleeves and when she realized there wasn't any, it was game over. She wanted this thing off and off quickly. No sleeves=no wear.
So what do you do when a capelet gives you no sleeves? Just add buttons!
Now Lala was on board.
Are you ready to get your sewing on? Make sure to go to the Pattern Anthology site {HERE} and get your own Winter Wonderland Collection. Folks, it's a great collection and you will not be disappointed.

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