It was love at first sight when I spotted these stunning fabrics on my recent trip to The Fabric Stores sale. And whilst silk tweed would not usually be a fabric I would even consider for children’s clothes at $21 a metre it was too perfect to leave behind.
With a metre of each fabric I finally settled on the Oliver and S Forest Path Cape as perfect design. And what a fantastic design it is! The Forest Path Cape is one of the easiest patterns I have ever sewn, and has to be one of my favourite Oliver and S patterns. With none of the frustrations of caused by the sewing of my New York Cape, this will be a pattern I will repeat time and time again, and I will defiantly be purchasing the adults version of this pattern the Liesl + Co Woodland Stroll Cape for my next cape.
Made using the most beautifully girly pink silk tweed, lined in a stunning plaid cotton with a touch of lurex to make it really special, and finished with suitably pretty mother of pearl buttons, this cape has a definite Chanel feel to it. And with Miss O being a tiny size 2 I have plenty of fabric left over to make a matching top and skirt. Though by far the best thing about this little cape was the way Miss O’s little face lit up and proudly declared it was so beautiful the moment she put it on! Now if only the cooler autumn weather would arrive so she can wear it.