4/13/08

And again and again this cape...

The cape is almost done - I need to do the lining and some details but it is not that long.
First an image of the fusing - note that on a later stage I fused the whole back. I had to do it because it needed to be stiffer next to the sleeves. The silver stuff are organza stripes I used to reinforce the seams. I think you can do without, but I imagined the seams needed some stiffness too. I also used the organza to reinforce the puff sleeve - the large bat wings are pulling it a bit down.



Further on putting the pieces together in the next post.
Another change I did. Remember I cut the shoulders a bit narrow. It happened I couldn't live with it - I just wanted to fix things as far as I can so I added a piece at the shoulder. I actually like it as a detail. Happy ending...



So now to the collar. I took Paco's advice and I saw now a bit the one of Ana Carina's (is the same collar as the CE but without the pleats) - I made just a simple stand collar that can be folded down if I want it.






The cape without the belt and with the folded collar.



Funny backstage fact: As Matthieu saw this he said that it is too short and the sides are open and all at all it is not really practical. Hehe.

9 comments:

Vicki said...

Geri, I have just spent the morning reading through your blog. You are very talented. Your creations are unique and stunning. This cape is looking good...and who said it has to be practical?

Ana Carina said...

Geri,

The collar is PERFECT!!!
(it was transmission of thoughts?!)
I love this model (I know...I said this many times, but it's really truth!)
You have made an excellent work showing us the details and the modifications.

Geri said...

Vicki: Welcome to the blog! My experience taught me that my biggest talent is to get distracted and not do the the things I am supposed to...
Yes the practicability wasn't the first thought I had with the cape.
Ana Carina: Yes that worked out great with the collar! I will definitely put the pattern for download again when I fix all the changes I made.

paco peralta said...

Geri .- The result is brilliant .... you create a good neck .. I like a lot. You are very talented and resolution. I congratulate her. What kind of liner will you?. Thanks for the pictures. Greetings. Paco

Lydia said...

Hello! I like your coat a lot. It looks so extravagant and chic! I'm really jealous of your skills making own patterns, I think I won't be capable of this ;)
Can't wait to see it finished :)
Lydia (Polychromatin from Burdastyle)

oonaballoona said...

practical?! i'm not sure i even know what that word means ;)

i love your adjustments & it looks SO cool with the belt.

LauraLo said...

So who cares if it's practical???? It's beautiful and fashion-forward (reminds me of Pattern Magic, you know, the Japanese pattern book). As a Romanian with a father coming from Transylvania (the Romanian region where Dracula is supposed to have had a castle) I can confirm it's very Dracula-like :)
I love it best belted. You're very good at drafting patterns.

Tany said...

I love it and I really like the shoulder detail you added! Just right for a Dracula cape! Outstanding job and this design is all yours! WOW!

Diana @ So Fash'on said...

looks great!