7 Feb

This morning I finally finished the carnival cloak that I started a few weeks ago.  And once again it had me on the edge of complete mental breakdown.  That material!  That slippery, slide-y, silky nightmare of a fabric.  Never again.  Ever.  But I didn’t give up.  And for that I’m very proud of myself.  The cloak might have pleats and puckers where there shouldn’t be.  And it might be left unhemmed.  And it’s even possible not one member of my family would be caught dead wearing it.  But that’s fine.  I chalk it all up to a really good learning experience in sewing and a reassurance that my mental state is pretty stable (I didn’t lose my cool…not even once).  After finishing the cloak we had time to make a quick fabric basket.  Very miniature but very sweet.  I’ll be making many more of these during these cold days at home.

Here’s the little fabric basket with the famous cloak hanging in the background.


8 Responses to “Incubo”

  1. GrammaO February 7, 2012 at 14:17 #

    I want to make a dozen of those little baskets – sooooo cute.

    • jc February 7, 2012 at 14:19 #

      Next week we’ll make a bigger one as well (with a different pattern). I eventually want to make a really big one out of canvas that I can use for laundry or toys.

  2. Kat February 7, 2012 at 14:50 #

    wow thats really cute. 🙂 would you post a diy tutorial on the baskets? as for scivoloso, congratulations. the print still looks fantastic – very carnival. hmm when is carnival exactly? will have to check whats happening in our area

    • jc February 7, 2012 at 16:22 #

      I actually took lots of photos so I will post a tutorial asap. This one took 1/2 hour to do. I love those fast projects…instant gratification! I have no idea when carnival is this year. I still can’t get too into it….it’s just not in my blood like it is for the Italians.

  3. cilia1 February 7, 2012 at 15:58 #

    dit gelijkt zeer goed op de grote mandjes die ik nu soms maak
    veel gemakkelijker dan die kleintjes,alles met de machine

    • jc February 7, 2012 at 16:26 #

      Ja wij moesten niks doen met de hand….alles met de naaimachine. Beter zo!

  4. Judith February 8, 2012 at 16:37 #

    There’s a technique for handling slithery fabric
    First, no pins. I realize that’s counter intuitive, but helpful
    Second, line the top edges of the fabrics, place under the presser foot a 1/4″ from the edge, lower the needle, lower the presser foot, see a stitch or two, back stitch almost to the edge, stop, pick up the lower edges of the fabric, make sure they’re even, continue holding them in your right hand with a bit of a pulling tension so that the seam edges align, sew seam.
    Practice it. It really works.
    It’s how you should be seeing seams on all fabric.

  5. cilia1 February 10, 2012 at 12:56 #

    deze middag gemaakt voor lunch
    deze avond met pasta
    kus cilia

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