Camel Capealot

Added Feb 14, 2011

by loyl8

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Description

I really wanted a cape for the fall/winter, but it is light enough that I realize I can wear it on a spring/summer night or even to the pool if I really wanted too!! I saw a really easy cute tutorial on p.s.imadethis and thought I would give it a try. I tried to find a blanket to reuse but didn’t find one I liked so I found some camel colored stretchy towel like fabric on one side and soft on the other. I thought the soft side out would look really nice. Especially since it was only $2/yd on sale.

Instead of gluing or sewing the edges I left the bottom edge the selvedge and the sides and neckline I used stitchwitchery. I feel like it turned out fantastic and the edges were very neat. I am still trying to figure out if I should sew buttons on the side to create sleeves, leave it open and use a belt/tie, or should I try snaps or ties on the sides? What do you think?

Material Notes

stretchy towel like fabric, stitchwitchery, iron, scissors

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Spring, Fall, Winter
For
Unisex
Garment Type
Coat/Capes
Style
Casual, Classic
Material
Blends

Credits

Camel Cape

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    Apr 10, 2011, 04.25 PMby frankiesoup

    I wasn’t able to credit you when uploading my latest project ( http://www.burdastyle.com/projects/super-easy-ponchocape ) because my browser is being evil today, but I thought I’d say thanks for the inspiration!

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      Apr 11, 2011, 03.50 AMby loyl8

      oh thank you :)

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    Apr 4, 2011, 03.28 AMby mnavoy

    This is amazing! Definitely added to me ‘to-sew’ list!

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    Apr 2, 2011, 04.40 AMby marloncosta

    This cape is simply fantastic! Super versatile and so elegant!

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      Apr 2, 2011, 08.51 AMby loyl8

      thank you :)

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    Mar 31, 2011, 03.27 AMby pixelink

    Fantastic!!! I’d leave off the buttons and have an optional belt tie as shown in your pics.

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      Mar 31, 2011, 10.31 AMby loyl8

      Thanks for the suggestion it helps

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    Mar 30, 2011, 03.06 AMby dezi

    This is cute!!1

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    Mar 29, 2011, 01.59 PMby oonaballoona

    this is so funky. i love the whole outfit!

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      Mar 31, 2011, 10.31 AMby loyl8

      thank you :)

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    Mar 28, 2011, 10.39 PMby monicaamore

    favorite!

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    Mar 27, 2011, 11.29 PMby grainline

    love it, yours is much cuter than the original in my opinion!

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