I cut out the pattern pieces for the cape mod. I’m not sure I’ll get to it until next week. We have lots of stuff happening this weekend, plus our anniversary is on Monday.
Nathan and I sat down to troubleshoot the hat yesterday, and what we discovered was that the combined circumference of the crown sections is a great deal more than the circumference of the brim, so the pattern is indeed a little off. So either you have to attach the crown further down the brim, rather than 3/8″ down it like the pattern tells you, or you have to enlarge the arc for the brim. I think next time I will enlarge the arc again, but make a shallower angle on the side that does not attach to the crown so that it won’t be so floppy. I wonder if a pie wedge shape might achieve that purpose….
In the middle of my troubleshooting, I went on Flickr to see if anyone else had made the hat and run into problems. I didn’t find much help, but I found this wonderful blog. This coat that she made has to be one of the prettiest pieces of clothing I’ve seen in a really long time. I think you’d be hard pressed to find something ready to wear with such fine detailing.