Friday, February 20, 2009

My Capelet and Belt M5764

Thanks goodness it's Friday. So what do everyone have plan this weekend?
My weekend will content a bit of reading and sewing. Tomorrow Project Runway will be have a little marathorn of a couple of the old shows so that will inspire me to get my sewing on. I have been behind on a bit of sewing since I been reading up a storm late.

But, I decided to throw my book down long enough to finally finish my capelet with belt.
This is my first time doing a capelet so bare with me. It worked out great liked how it turned out. I also have to confess I am not a green wearing type of gal just never could get into wearing green but, I gave this fabric a shoot. I wanted to change up my colors a bit but, I did keep in on a dark green so it would look a little black in the dark so I couldn't give up my dark colors way to much lol.

But, here go my capelet and belt pattern is by McCall 5764

Close up on front


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Pattern Review:
Pattern Description: MISSES’ ANDWOMEN’S CAPELETS AND BELT: Loose fitting, unlined, waist or hip length capelet has collar variations and front buttonhole and button closures; capelets C, D have belt and faced openings and back loop for belt; capelet D has optional topstitching on collar.

Pattern Sizing:(18W-20W-22W-24W) I used the 22

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yep somewhat I did a lot of changes compared to the one on the envelope

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, they was so so what easy as I went I just flow with it on my own.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? Didn't have any dislikes at all

Fabric Used: Used a stretch satin fabric that had these white pinstripe decor going down the fabric to give it that stretchy-ness to it. Also used white and green cotton for the inside lining to the open part of the capelet and also used that same fabric for the belt to give it that reverse type thing to the belt so that means there isn't a right or wrong when it comes to the belt. I also have 3 dark green buttons size 1 1/2 for closure :)

Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: I didn't make the button holes in the front for the belt to loop though. I wanted my belt to come around the capelet to give it more closure to where my arms are. I also only did 3 buttons but, I made 4 button holes

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yeah I will sew this again but, I will give it a try in sewing it in denim.

Conclusion: I like how this turned out it worked up great I just did a little alterations to it to make it more a little more of me when it comes to the capelet. I like that it's green never really wear green so this worked out great.

So there you have it my latest sewing project still no crocheting projects to report. Hoping to get back into my crocheting soon. :) But, until then have some sewing projects that I want to start on this weekend. Or at least start cutting out. I have plans for me 3 shirts and some tan jeans. :)Wish me luck.

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Susan said...

Now you're getting me angry!!!! I love that capelet. The material is fabulous. I need some inspiration, too. Since, I started back with sewing classes this semester, I haven't finished a dang thing!

JC said...

Hi fellow blogger. I love the way you review your own patterns and how organized you have it. This is very rare. I want to do this after I've completed my first (and hopefully others). Thanks for your comment--really helped. Take care and keep sewing.

Anonymous said...

Oh, I LOVE the capelet!!! You did excellent!

Faye Lewis said...

Now that is too cute.

Mimi said...

I love it on you, it looks great! The whole outfit is very nice :)

Christina said...

The capelet looks awesome on you! The red in your hair rocks too!

Aminat said...

Very nice capelet, and looks so beautiful on you as well.

CraftyAshley said...

Your capelet looks great. You are such a great seamstress! I couldn't even tell that it was green. You look fabulous!

Tanya said...

Love your interpretation, you always make it your own. I love the color.

naida said...

wow lesa, great job as always!!

Anonymous said...

You do incredible work and are good at choosing things that work really well on your figure. I love this jacket!!!

Laura said...

Great job on the capelet, Lesa! I'm with Christina - I like the red highlights in your hair, too!

Sheila said...

The capelet came out great and um do I see a new hairdo.

Jackie said...

I like the capelet and the belt, how you coordinated using both colors. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Regg said...

I love the bottons and it mix well with your capelet! Nice :D

Anonymous said...

I love this pattern, but it is so hard!
Is interfacing necessary?