i feel like i've stepped out of a novel written by two authors i enjoy very much, emily and charlotte brontë, and as though i should move as a whisper of a breeze through the moors when i slip into the warm goodness of my very own cloak. i finished it this morning and oh how i love it!
taking a few photographs required some patience as did slowly turning and pinning the great lengths of hem. but hand sewing the frog closure caused me to raise my voice to the silent walls in desperation. i didn't want to grab the lining that the dark thread not show and i wanted to be done! a deep breath, some better lighting, i took a seat and quietly, persistently finished.
though a bit daunting for the size of the pieces with which you must work, this really is a delightfully pleasant sew.
and should you care to make yourself a cloak or know someone who would like one, i used mccall's #4139 from the costumes section of the latest catalog, with a variation of capes a and c.
it's to be in the lower 60s and upper 50s this week. we've not much yet by way of fall color. regardless, november finally brings us seasonal temperatures perfect to meander through the still of my days in my new cloak.
happy november to all!