I’ve always wanted a Cape with a big hood to keep me cosy during the winter weather. However, I could never find one I really liked. So I decided to set myself a challenge and make myself my ideal winter cape!
It was a bit of a struggle and isn’t fully completed yet, but I’m so proud of what i’ve achieved and just couldn’t resist taking some pictures, especially when the snow started falling!
Ashley took the pictures (and complained about getting snow in his shoe!) whilst I twirled around in my cape and posed awkwardly (I always feel super self conscious when modelling things). The snow acted as a natural light box despite the sky not being particularly bright, one of the reasons why I love snow, it’s almost impossible to get a bad photo!
I’ve always wanted something with a big floppy hood so I knew I just HAD to include one. The hood turned out to be quite a challenge, easy to make but just very awkward to attach. I’m happy I decided to add it though as I got to learn a new skill! I think I will change the shape of the hood for future garments though (this one is maybe just a little too deep, although you can’t tell in this picture).
The outer fabric is thick and sparkly, keeping the warmth in and adding a little bit of glam! I fell in love with this fabric at first sight and knew I just had to make some kind of coat out of it!
I originally wanted the lining to be a dark, flowery patterned, silk-like fabric but it turned out there wasn’t enough of it. In the end the only suitable lining fabric I had enough of was this stunning blue, silk I bought from my trip to china! I think it’s just fate that I decided to buy more of this than all the others because I absolutely LOVE the result! It’s just so pretty, and so silky smooth!
I can’t wait to finish it off completely so that I can wear it out and about, but first I have an order to complete. My minecraft tie has sold again! This will be the last tie for a while as I don’t think I have enough fabric for another. I must restock! (What a good feeling it is to sell out of a product!)
Hopefully there will be many more new projects on the horizon soon! I have so many already started and so many more still to start! I better get cracking!
The Penguin Theory
It turns out I’ve been included in 3, yes THREE, treasurys in the last couple of days! How exciting! 😀
The first is this ‘fabulous’ hot pink treasury by Papertree lane which featured my childs pink, polkadot skirt. Such a cute treasury with some amazing items for the girly girl!
My teal blue apron has also been featured in this treasury by Patty Mora Photo which is just stunning! I always love this colour and there are some truly gorgeous items in this treasury!
And last, but not least, another apron has been featured in this brilliantly fun treasury by Sethayla. This treasury is so bright and cheerful! Everything I want The Penguin Theory to be about!
All these treasuries are just stunning, i’m so happy to have been included in them all! Hopefully I can return the favour, if my work hours will stop getting in the way of my Etsy-ing that is!!
‘Till next time!
If you have or know someone with a little girl who loves cute, pretty things then this would be an awesome gift this Christmas!
This adorable skirt is 100% cotton and features two layers of different sized polkadots.
The elastic waistband makes it a very comfy fit and also gives it room for growing children, It measures 23 inches when relaxed and 38 inches when fully stretched. It is 13 inches long.
It is the perfect summer skirt!
But wait, didn’t I say it was perfect for a Christmas present? But that’s in Winter!
Although I do think it is the perfect summer skirt, I also think it would be adorable in winter with a pair of thick white cotton tights.
If you like this skirt but would like adjustments to the waist or length then I do take custom orders. I would take around 2 weeks for me to complete and I can make it to any specifications you would like (longer, more/less layers, different colours, adult sizes etc). Just click the ‘Contact Me’ tab at the top of this page to get in touch and I will see what I can do for you!
The skirt in the Pictures can be found for sale here