Spread your wings, and let the fairy in you fly! ~ Author Unknown
Katelyn and I have read about fairies during our last few visits. She decided that she needed a cape, so a trip to Hancock's was necessary. Oh my goodness, it took a very long time to choose the perfect fabric; she wanted dark pink and she wanted sparkles. After some help from the nice lady that worked there, she chose a dark pink ever so lovely fabric and this burda pattern. The fabric was as sheer as a fairy wing! We could not resist the peacock blue feather boa; mommy may be picking blue feathers from her Berber carpet for weeks. I am not so used to sewing on such fancy fabric, and did not have any idea how I was going to proceed, so I just dove in!
After I cut out my pieces, I sewed them into the circular shaped cape. I did not put the collar or hood on it, and finally settled on just a bias binding around the neck. It worked well, so I used a pink grosgrain ribbon (with beautiful sparkly silver polka dots) to trim the outside of the neckline and hang into ties. I had enough ribbon to double the ties, stitched them down and they look loverly on the sparkly fabric.
My last embellishment was silver and pink ribbon which I ran through the trusty Bernina #88 ruffler foot. A Bibi with granddaughters could not do without the magic ruffler! I attached it to the hem, then covered the back seam with a tiny grosgrain ribbon. I will not soon forget the smiles and hugs from my sweet little Birmingham girl.