Monday, August 18, 2008
The Rain Cape, aka finishing up the SWAP sewing
Denise's Rain Cape - unlined
Pattern: Vogue 8162
Fabric: Woven crinkle poly from the clearance table at Joanns
May be worn open collared or with collar closed and buttoned up to keep rain out.
Button backed by loop of organza ribbon and 1" backer button.
Buttonholes are corded to give them the extra oomph and support the buttonhole in this polyester to go over the extra large buttons.
To make a corded buttonhole use a piece of crochet cotton or other thread or yarn. Stitch the legs of the button hole over the crochet cotton. Here, the Bernina #3 foot has the tooth in the center to hold the cording in the front, and I loosely hold the cord behind so that it stays straight.
I topstitched the edges using a 5mm stitch and 2 separate strands of regular sewing thread, one slightly darker than the other, which really complements this irridenscent cross-woven fabric well.
And tonight I'm going to finish This Jacket
The infernal button loops are finished. They were a real treat. Check in tomorrow and I'll blog about making the button loops. I wasn't able to make them via the typical method of stitching a tube and turning it inside out.
Today I cut the lining out, and all that's left to do now is stitch it into the jacket.
My sister is going to be a happy camper.