When we spotted this loosely-knit fabric at the fabric shop, it was the color that really spoke to us. The warm peacock blue intertwines with black yarn for a layered effect. Itch-to-Stitch's Cape Cod Capelet pattern fit perfectly with its loose, flowy form and minimal seams. Our suspicions about the persnickety nature of this knit, though, were quickly confirmed. Yikes! What a messy project this turned out to be. When cutting, pinning, sewing, or even just looking at it, little threads dropped off, or more accurately, came flying off! Millions of them. Everywhere. To help eliminate the constant unraveling, chubby French seams were sewn to construct the sleeves and to sew together the rolled collar. Our jersey stretch bias trim was the perfect solution for finishing the neck seams and the bottom hemline. We chose to use the trim in a fold-over style to completely enclose those haywire edges. This also allows for a sleek narrow edge, and creates a nice finish when the underside may show as in this capelet. We did sing the blues during the construction of this project, but once completed, we choose to sing its praises!
Make it more!