Added Feb 14, 2011
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?
stretchy towel like fabric, stitchwitchery, iron, scissors
Sewing & Techniques
Check out Meg's Sweetheart Dress project and how she made it!
Hit the road in easy dresses, slouchy tees, and bootcut pants.
Be the face of one of our exclusive patterns on BurdaStyle.com!
Fashion & Trends
Swoon for these gorgeous dresses straight off the runway!
Member Project of the Week
See how just a piece of sheer satin transforms this beginner friendly dress!
You must allow our "request for permission" request to login to Burdastyle with Facebook.