Painting by Edmund B. Leighton, England, 1852-1922
I wonder how E.B. Leighton managed to paint the above picture to look a little foggy.
Fond of fog: I made the indoor fog for this picture with my camera.
This is the real fog.
I had four guests for tea today so I used my rose shaped placemats from Dollar Tree,
and the Prairie Rose tea set,
and served heart shaped scones with berry cream. Make a batch of scones, and whip up some heavy whipping cream on your electric mixer, adding a few frozen berries til the cream turns light pink or mauve.
It was delicious with blackberry tea, made from blackberries and boiling water.
This cape is perfect for foggy weather, and although it is made of only one piece of 60 inch wide fabric, (not counting the strips used to cover the elastic and the strips used to make front ties) and no pattern, I would not recommend it to a beginner. I will try to post instructions later on, so please check back. It takes a yard, more or less, depending on the length you are making.
You might not see the fascinator hat very well in this picture but it is a piece that is gathered, just like the collar, so it repeats the ruffle style of the collar.
Collar View From Back.
A band of fabric is sewn over the gathering stitches to give it a finished look. Elastic is sewn over the gathering stitches on the inside of the garment.
The fleece is thinner than most fleece and ideal for making lightweight capes. It comes from Walmart and is $2.95 or less, depending on the product. Total cost for this was $5.00, which includes the hair band.
The fascinator is a ruffled piece of fabric, semi-circular, hemmed and hot-glued onto a wide headband from Dollar Tree. I buy the hairbands the same color or as near to the same color as my hair. You could also make this kind of fascinator by gluing the ruffled piece onto a large hair clip, which you get in fabric stores.
Inside of gathered fleece fascinator.
This is what the hair band looks like on top.
As I am not tired of the fog or the fleece yet, I have may have another fleece project in the future. It will depend on the weather.
Instructions for cape will be posted here at another time
I am linking to Sarah Collier's "Hope in Every Season" Valentines post weekend homemaking link-up party and to Beverly's Pink Saturday.