I'm working on a few projects this weekend/week including trying to finish my 1935 cape as part of the Sewing Through the Decades Challenge:
I started this in December before we moved. It got all packed up but now it's time to finish this beauty! I am really happy with the cape so far! It's interlined and lined and is in a beautiful blue/grey tweed fabric. There are still quite a few steps I need to complete including attaching the collar, attaching the cape to the jacket, finishing the pockets, doing the buttonholes, making the belt and finishing the lining!
Here's how it looks so far:
This next week's Sew Weekly Theme is to create a garment inspired by another garment available for sale somewhere (you get early notice of the sew weekly themes through the newsletter). After a preliminary search on etsy, I decided this was the perfect opportunity to make up something that's been on my list for awhile: a 1940 faux fur jacket (in fact I already have the fabric I want to use).
Here's my inspiration that is for sale on etsy (for $238 by DarlingNikkiVintage):
I have the perfect pattern which is Simplicity 3529 from the year 1940. I've had this pattern for a couple of years. The first thing that drew me to the pattern was the long coat. But recently, the little jacket has been calling to me! I am going to make my jacket (the short one in the picture) in black faux fur:
So, if all goes well, I'll have two lovely toppers to wear soon! Do you have any projects that you weren't originally planning to make but they've sort of pushed their way to the front of your list?