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Run Away Home

Added Apr 18, 2012

by mollykatherine

Sydney, Australia






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

Material Notes

Rust coloured Wool Crepe
Peach Tencel for Body Lining
Olive/Ivory Vintage Houndtooth for Hood Lining




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    May 5, 2012, 07.16 PMby ealinglou

    Lovely – so original.

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    May 2, 2012, 06.57 AMby olystyrene

    Wowzers!! A fairytale outfit! This is a beautiful cape and perfect for our impending winter. Wonderful wonderful wonderful!

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    Apr 27, 2012, 03.20 PMby MaycieAfterFive

    Beautifully made! It’s really pretty.

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    Apr 25, 2012, 10.18 AMby tungufoss

    Kudos on the color palette. Daring and chic! La-la-love it! :)

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    Apr 19, 2012, 11.42 PMby nettie

    It’s beautiful!! You look like a fairytale princess!

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    Apr 19, 2012, 09.12 PMby nookie

    gorgeous cape and outfit.

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    Apr 19, 2012, 12.28 PMby mokosha

    beautiful.. love the cape.. and i want that skirt!

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    Apr 19, 2012, 12.19 PMby Redsonia

    You look awesome! I am in love with your skirt, did you make it yourself?

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      Apr 21, 2012, 01.07 PMby mollykatherine

      Thanks! Sadly I did not make it, but purchased it from ASOS, I simply couldn’t resist! :)

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    Apr 19, 2012, 09.59 AMby Ruffles Gazebo

    so beautiful! this cape is my dream :D

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    Apr 19, 2012, 09.01 AMby freakusbzzz

    You are just so photogenic and beautiful Molly. the cape too.

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    Apr 19, 2012, 08.42 AMby kelerabeus

    such a cute cape, I love the whole outfit. and your skirt is absolutely gorgeous!

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    Apr 19, 2012, 08.37 AMby kihli

    This is so nice and pretty! I especially love the hood and the short length, too!

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    Apr 19, 2012, 07.37 AMby TailorFairy

    lovely! well done!

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    Apr 19, 2012, 06.25 AMby mixtlii

    You look gorgeous, it’s such a pretty cape!

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    Apr 19, 2012, 04.51 AMby candicej

    Beautiful! The whole outfit is so lovely.

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    Apr 19, 2012, 02.54 AMby JuliaBobbin

    This is way too awesome! I want it!

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    Apr 19, 2012, 12.37 AMby Stitcher75

    Oh, that’s cute! You used some of my favorite fabrics, too: Remnant Warehouse and Thrift Store.

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