Tassel detail,  Fabric detail, and Clasp detail:

I had been in a rush to get this in to submit it for a magazine before the deadline, but I wasn’t able to finish it in time to mail it in before the deadline. It was for Belle Armoire, which had a challenge for something romantic for Valentine’s Day – the inspiration for which was a luscious red velvet coat with a train of fabric roses and the story behind it. I thought my green peacock cape would be great for it, but alas, I did not complete it in time, despite staying up almost all night one night.
Still, this velvet cape marks the finest sewing work I have done to date. I am very proud of myself, especially since the collar was my own modification to the pattern, and the feathers in the tassel was my own touch as well – oh! And so were the clasps (the pattern called for a tie closure). I am very pleased with it. My only complaint with it is that in the pictures the front hangs open funny, but I think that this should be easily fixed by repositioning the lower clasp, or – worst case scenario – seem rip and resew that front edge seem as it is a little wrinkled and bunch. Both I don’t think would be difficult, although I do need more invisible thread.
I have lots of fabric left over from both the velvet and the lining, and so I have lots of ideas and inspiration for what I came make from the leftover yardage. At the Hillsong United concert I got a lot of great inspiration on how I can bring art and bringing glory to God and bringing joy/encouragement to other people in one fell swoop. I am quite excited about this and all the ideas I’ve been having as of late!
Adieux for now ~
“Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord!”
   “Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!”
Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Jesus, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples!”
“I tell you,” he replied, “if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out.”
Luke 19:38-40
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