So, what else have I been up to?

Mostly, I have been learning how to sew, and whizzing about the district on Zephirine, my bicycle. Occasionally, I have been combining the two, as in this sewing project:

Lumatwill cape and hat
Lumatwill cape and hat

Yes, it’s a cape for cycling in with integral reflective threads, which, in the words of a London cabbie is “bloody brilliant,” because “it scared the living daylights out of me.” From my point of view, it’s ace because it’s lovely and warm, and isn’t bright yellow lycra, and under normal lighting, it’s just a rather nice blue-grey tweed with red and pale grey stripes.

I don’t cycle in the matching hat, because all the reflective tweed in the world wouldn’t save my head from abrupt contact with a kerb.

For those playing along at home, the cape is McCall’s Pattern 5764 and the hat is Vogue 8440

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