So as you all know, I’ve been working on my Elvish cloak lately. I have both the lining (cotton) and the shell (taffeta) stitched together and ironed now, and the whole thing is turned into a very cozy, very beautiful garment. Recently, I also got the black and silver trim in the mail, which I plan on stitching up along the opening of the cloak and up and over the hood, back down the other side (as opposed to stitching along the bottom hem, which wouldn’t work so well with straight trim trying to be teased around a curve…). I also went out and purchased a cloak clasp yesterday, which is larger than the one I originally got (which wasn’t for this project). When it’s done, the cloak should be able to be fastened not only with the clasp, but also with ties which I plan on stitching in when I sew the lining and shell together.
With luck, I hope to get a couple of the aforementioned projects done today. I plan to affix the trim before stitching the lining and shell together, that way the ends of the trim will end up on the inside, and that way the stitching will not be visible from the inside of the cloak. With that done, with any luck, I hope to sew the two parts together today and figure out how to finish off the hem. Actually, with luck, this whole project will be done this weekend. And then, I can get back to my war skirt (which is coming along nicely, though I think I might be doing things a little out of order…)