Although I'd like to claim this piece as my first DIY article of clothing, I cannot - that honor is bestowed to a slinky red dress that I ended up donating to Goodwill because I wasn't entirely happy with the way it turned out. However, this is definitely the first piece I created that I'm absolutely in love with, despite its flaws! Who doesn't need a good retro cape in their wardrobe?
Still very new to using patterns when I made this beauty, I spent hours just trying to decipher the instructions on putting it together. Learning to sew from scratch is almost like learning a new language, as are most things in life. Special thanks to Google and YouTube for guiding me in the moments I felt utterly lost! Most of it came together in one night - a night that kept me working aggressively until well after one a.m. Definitely worth the effort, though, as this cape is gorgeous!