Another UFO completed. Have you ever worn an item that wasn't quite finished? C'mon, you've worn tights with ladders (under trousers or with boots), a blouse missing a button and you've probably Scotch taped a hem or worse, staple it! It was down to the wire and I wanted to wear this animal print outfit so bad. I had envisioned that I would do S6206 (I'd made it before and loved it)but the skirt fabric was too firm for the elastic waist. What to do, what to do? I inserted a zip, sewed four darts to shape it, and serged the hem. I added the waistband tie to the top, threw on the cape I made Febo7 and walked out the door. I prayed no one would give me a close inspection. The hems weren't finished, neither was the waistband. Last night, I found it hanging on the back of my bedroom door. I spent an hour facing the waist, hemming the skirt and the sleeves. I lovingly gave her a good pressing. Now she's perfect! Ever since I saw Diana Ross in Lady Sings the Blues, I've loved capes. I try to make one a year. So yes, I've got a collection. They can be bothersome with all that fabric, but oh, the drama! These capes I made last year, when my car died. I was taking public transportation and needed something light yet warm to wear over layers. I whipped up the teal one. At the time, it was an orphan. Something in a colour that didn't match anything in my wardrobe at the time, yet was fun, striking. The cream one I made to wear on the plane to Texas. Again, light weight yet warm. They are both made from fleece and fast and easy to sew.