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I am in love with this name. I think it perfectly represents the fairytale kind of magic that these patterns have the potential for.
I had the pleasure of sewing up a Wild Things cape for my cat-loving girl.
Using fur for the outer, and two different beautiful Art Gallery fabrics for the lining, it is one cozy cape.
My Falafel chose Cheshire feathers pastry fabric by Wonderland for the main lining, and her reasoning was that cats would eat birds, so the feathers would be in the belly. I just thought it was pretty with the soft colors and metallic flecks, not to mention that feathers are one of my favorite things. Really it is a win/win. She gets to pretend she has a belly full of birds, and I get to look at something lovely.
I chose this pale pink fabric called Rosewater Tears by Wonderland for the ears and lining the hood. The color picks up the same color in the feather fabric, to tie it all together.
The only change I made to the pattern (albeit a weird one) was the tail placement. I sewed it in the middle of the cape as per the request of my persnickety 10 year old. I really wanted her to get lots of wear out of this, so I encouraged any input she had. She is never short on opinions, this one.
And you know what? She has worn it every day since I photographed it, and has asked to wear it for Halloween. I call that a raging success!
The things I appreciate about this pattern are all in the unique details.
I had never made button loops the way this pattern suggests before, and have vowed to never do it another way. They came out so proffessional looking and neat. AND they hold the cape closed incredibly well. No gaps, or movement.
The pocket detail was the other thing that struck me as uncommon and special. Look at those tiny claws peeking out. Such a fun addition. I made mine out of cotton, and lined them, so they would hold up to many washings (which I know this will get because my girl plays hard).
What if you child doesn’t like cats? No problem. Animals included are: Fox, Unicorn, Lion, Bear, Bunny, Dino, Mouse, Giraffe, Zebra, Horse, Donkey, Ladybird, Panda and Puppy. AND by modifying the pattern pieces you can make almost any animal you can think of!
Big thank you to Twig + Tale for having me as part of the tour, and to Art Gallery Fabrics for providing the fabulous fabric to do so.
But that isn’t all….
Art Gallery Fabrics is kindly sponsoring 2 yards of Art Gallery fabric of your choice. To make the prize extra sweet, we are also adding a collection of 5 Twig + Tale patterns of your choice.
International entries are very welcome. Our bloggers come from every corner of the world to celebrate the global nature of Twig +Tale too.
Enter using the rafflecopter below.
(The winning entry will be checked to ensure all criteria are met).
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AND as a bonus, there is something FREE for you, if you already have the Wild Things cape pattern:
Be sure to check out the bloggers on this tour!