Added Apr 18, 2012
This is my new cape :) I had such a wonderful time making her! I used a rust coloured wool crepe that I bought a year ago from the Remnants Warehouse. Ever since I found it, I knew that I wanted to make a cape from it.
I lined the cape with a buttery soft peach tencel, and hand stitched it to the hem. I love how pretty and neat it looks on the inside.
I chose to line the hood in a contrast fabric, as it would be on display a lot of the time. I chose a vintage Olive/Ivory fine houndstooth that my mother picked up for me from a thrift store. It’s such glorious fabric, but I had a little less than half a meter of it, and was thrilled to finally find the right project for it to be a part of.
I used a snap closure at the neck and attached a pretty bronze and glass button for show.
I blind stitched the hem and pick stitched the front lapels. Since the wool is so thick, the pick stitching isn’t too obvious, but I know it’s there, and that makes me very happy.
The lovely pictures were taken by my brother Jack
Read more about my cape at Molly-Made
Rust coloured Wool Crepe
Peach Tencel for Body Lining
Olive/Ivory Vintage Houndtooth for Hood Lining
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