I seem to really get creative only when there’s bad news. Again, a horrible few weeks for the world and my mental health – but a fantastic time for my creativity.
I’ve had this bit of upholstery fabric lying around for ages, not really knowing what to do with it. As with so much of my material stash, I found this fabric in a charity shop (the tag was still on it so I know it was a whopping… £1).
So a few weeks ago, in a burst of creative energy that probably stemmed from bottled-up frustration, I fashioned it into a cape within half an hour.
First, I hemmed the edges, measured and draped the piece on my mannequin to work out where I needed to make a cut. I cut into the fabric, making a long, slightly v-shaped (though not too big) cut in the middle up to a point I will name the “neck end”. I hemmed the edges of the V, making the neck end slightly round-ish.
That’s it, can you believe it?
Just drape and fix with a belt. Talk about instant gratification.