All done! And I am really pleased with how it turned out. There were a couple firsts for me in this cloak.
First buttonhole. I added two buttonholes at the neckline, one on each side, to feed a tie through (I used my trusty Janome to create the buttonholes–so easy! I see more in my future). I originally wanted to buy some black ribbon to use around the neckline, but the last two nights I was at the fabric store the place was a madhouse, so I opted to come straight home after work and make my own! I pulled some black, non-stretchy fabric out of my stash and sewed up a strip, fed it through the buttonholes, and tied off the ends.
Man, that flannel really picks up the cat hair! I need to find my sticky roller…
Another first was the lining! I did a bagged lining and am no longer intimidated. After doing this cloak, I seriously think I could do a coat.
There were two bags leftover, so I used one to create an inside pocket. I left it completely intact and left the drawstrings at the top so he can pull it closed.
I created the whole cloak in a way to keep the sewn together bags and the lining in a rectangle, so if he wants, I can pull it all apart and create a quilt or a blanket out of it.
Feeling pretty proud of this one :)