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Cherchez La Femme Cape

Added Apr 24, 2010

by milkyway

Enschede, Nether...






I made this cape last November. I havent had the opportunity of wearing it because of the weather. Even it was made of leftovers of wool (from my Devil´s wear fake chic Prada coat) still not warm enough for wearing in this frezzing Holland.
I changed the bow shape. The original one didnt fit really I mean it had not good shape so I changed the piece and just stuck a rectangular piece of fabric. I wore it with a nice broche on it.
I wore it for the first time last week. It was really an eyecatcher piece.
I used the pattern from the Burda August 2008, French Report section. Really amazing pieces, I have made almost all of them.

Material Notes

Wool and satin linning




Garment Type

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    Sep 30, 2010, 01.51 PMby BlancheOfArts

    I`m planing to sew this one too, love the bow thing that you changed. :)

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    May 16, 2010, 09.24 PMby mariposa21

    lurrrv the fabrics!!

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    May 9, 2010, 02.31 PMby marloncosta

    WoW! That is a gorgeous cape! I love how delicate and feminine it looks! Very ladylike!

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    Apr 28, 2010, 04.15 PMby littleweasel

    Oh, how elegant! I have been looking for the right fabric to make a version of this cape. You did an excellent job on yours :)

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      Apr 28, 2010, 08.00 PMby milkyway

      thank you for your comments. this is wool and now I am planning to do another with a light material for summer nights!

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    Apr 28, 2010, 10.25 AMby kiwistitcher

    ooh la la – must try & track that issue down – it looks gorgeous on you & I love capes!!! Have just finished drafting one up

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      Apr 30, 2010, 10.49 AMby kiwistitcher

      located that BUrda at our local library & have cut it out today in a vintage cherry red herringbone wool – really lightweight & snuggly fabric, plan on lining it in mauve silk – yum yum – I woould love to get loose in your wardrobe :)

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    Apr 26, 2010, 09.51 AMby anajan

    So elegant, as usual. Love it!

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    Apr 25, 2010, 09.11 PMby Brumby Ramsay

    I agree with Lily, I am not usually a fan of capes as the are generally unflattering to the figure, but this is beautiful. Might have to rummage and see if I bought that Burda issue!

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    Apr 25, 2010, 09.07 PMby carolinam

    Heel mooi!

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    Apr 25, 2010, 07.23 PMby badkitty-1

    Love this xx

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    Apr 25, 2010, 02.51 AMby lilybart

    So lovely! I’m not usually a fan of capes but this one is so elegant! I love the fabric, too.

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    Apr 24, 2010, 06.29 PMby Ashlee Nemo

    This is the epitome of classy, love it :)

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    Apr 24, 2010, 04.07 PMby laugh434

    I love this, it’s so pretty! Great fabric.

    (Also, that wallpaper is awesome).

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    Apr 24, 2010, 03.58 PMby oinochoe

    Perfect for you, very elegant with the silky lining!

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    Apr 24, 2010, 03.25 PMby laceumbrella

    This is great, very impressed!

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    Apr 24, 2010, 01.55 PMby lizah


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    Apr 24, 2010, 09.52 AMby in-stockholm

    Very stylish!

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    Apr 24, 2010, 08.38 AMby fairytale-thirteen

    Looks great – sweet sewing x

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