I bought it for what even I considered a steal - on clearance at 19.98 per yard. As you can see, I started my fabric stash at an early age. I had no idea what I would ever make with it, but I HAD TO HAVE IT! So I bought the last remaining 4 yards on the bolt.
Life goes on and the fabric goes along. I went to college in Minnesota (I grew up in Illinois) and the fabric went with me. After college, I moved a lot. The fabric made every move with me. Finally, after hanging in the closet for the last 8 years at our house, I had found THE PATTERN!
It was perfect! The pattern calls for 4 1/2 yards of outer fabric, so I figured I could just shorten the cape a bit to make up the difference. Now to get some equally fantastic fabric for the lining.
I was at the local Joann Fabrics and the linings were so BLAH. Then I just happened to walk through the silky prints and VOILA - there it was calling my name!
So after the kids would go to bed at night, I would head down to the basement to do some sewing. I even managed to find time on the weekends that I could spend working on it. And now it is complete.
Of course, my little buddy wanted to be in the pictures also.
Also, an update on Christmas Gift #1 and #2, which were sent to my parents in Arizona. I had them open their gifts early and they loved them!
Until the next project,