If you have read my previous post on my brown cape, then you are aware that I am fond of using bedding and transforming them into something wearable. The previous cape was made out of a sheet and this was made out of a blanket that was purchase from a thrift store. Once again, creating this did not break the budget in any way, shape, or form. I think I might have paid about $6.
What I really enjoy about this piece is it dual functionality! I wear this outside with denim on denim topped with a chunky scarf, as well as indoors with an oversize tee and baggy pj’s as a robe. I wear this sipping tea while lounging on my bed, as well as drinking latte’s while hanging out with friends at cafes.
In the edited words of Dr. Seuss:
And I would wear them in a boat!
And I would wear them with a goat…
And I will wear them in the rain.
And in the dark. And on a train.
And in a car. And in a tree………Sike! Ain’t nobody climbing a tree!
The only thing is there are little frays, but frays don’t stop this show!
When I first purchased the blanket I knew I wanted to make something with length out of it. Originally, I thought I was going to sew a cocoon sweater, because that was really popular when I first purchased this over a year and half ago.
I’m wondering can I really make this a legit pattern review, since I used a Mimi G tutorial to assist me. Honestly, I could have just read the pattern and made it myself, but I was hoping to learn some new techniques. Which I sorta did… well, I learned how to turn a belt inside in order to get a nice finish and how to create belt loops. I did not add any buttons as suggested by the pattern, because the ones I purchased weren’t really as flattering to the garment as I thought while inside the store. I keep telling myself I’m going to add buttons, but….well, you know how that be #nevergonnagetdone
Remember you are loved!