The Cloaks are Done

I finished the cloaks.    I am glad to have them done well in advance of any Ren Faires that will occur in May but I still want to work on some little tunics, belts and pouches and like before then.   The cloaks are the hard part though, so I have plenty of time to work on the rest of it.   My stuff came from Weirs already, so I wanted to finish these up
quickly so I can get to our Spring nature table stuff before I am
utterly consumed by the project of putting two dolls together.   I know I have been more crafty than normal lately but it lends itself well to homeschooling.   I can sit and work on a project quietly while the girls work on their school stuff.   That way I am right there and available to help with questions but it doesn’t make them feel like I am sitting right on top of them.

The girls joined 4-H.  This was almost entirely due to the absolutely stellar leader they have.  She is a retired home economics teacher who volunteers all of her time to teaching her 4-H’ers to sew.  She has a serger, three sewing machines and every gizmo known to mankind but more importantly she will teach the girls to sew properly.  I sort
of cobble things together as I go and take a lot of shortcuts so it is definitely not a good idea for me to be the only one teaching them.    They had their first lesson with her today.  She seems like a very nice lady.

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11 thoughts on “The Cloaks are Done

  1. Those cloaks are great. Abra has been heading off to Hogwarts everyday so we found a Halloween type cloak at the thrift store, but it would be so much fun to make one. It looks like yours are lined; you are a brave seamstress. I was thinking something simpler. You’re inspiring me to dust off the old sewing machine.


  2. Those are awesome cloaks. 🙂 And this “I sort of cobble things together as I go and take a lot of shortcuts” is exactly why I can’t sew (or do any other crafty thing) — but it looks like you’ve managed to overcome!! haha


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