Vogue 2924 - Donna Karan Cape With Some Meditation3:00 PM
Pattern: Vogue 2924 - Donna Karan Collection (OOP)
Did it look like the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? It does.
Fabric: Black Wool Felt from Hancock Fabrics and it was a bit of a bear to work with. I didn't want to over press it (which a did a little on the pocket flaps). I had to beat it into submission with my clapper.
Were the instructions easy to follow? They were pretty well-written.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I've had this pattern since it was released and I'm just now getting around to making it. I love that even though it's considered a "trend", this is a classic pattern that I know I'll be pulling out for years to come.
I didn't care for the way the instructions suggested applying the grosgrain trim. I remembered I'd just seen something similar in the book I'd just reviewed called the "Petersham 'Peek' Seam" and I used that method instead.
You would *THINK* that an unlined cape would be pretty simple. Not this one. Don't get me wrong, it wasn't difficult... just tedious. If you notice that it does have a Hong Kong finish. In my opinion, it's quicker to just line it. Also the appliques were a bit time consuming as well. Luckily sewing can often be like meditation when I get into a great project!
Notice the hem is finished with a pinked edge.
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: I didn't have to make any!
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I wouldn't sew this again. It's pretty unique, so one in my wardrobe is enough. I do recommend this.