I made a cape a couple of weeks ago. A "capelet", actually. It is military green velvet with a nude satin lining. I made it for a styled shoot because I wanted to use this green velvet fabric. I have had it for quite a while and haven't found the perfect use for it until now. The only issue was that I didn't have time to get it to a seamstress. I have a healthy fear for my own sewing machine and my lack of sewing abilities- you have to know what you're doing to operate the thing! The threading, the needles, the pedal... there are lots of things that could go wrong. So I asked a family friend to help me so that I could fix my problems immediately instead of going to the brink of panic and mayhem. And sure enough - it turned out! The skeptic inside of me was quelled. At least temporarily. And our model is beyond lovely; don't you agree?