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Camel Capealot

Added Feb 14, 2011

by loyl8

Wauwatosa, Wisco...






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




Spring, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Casual, Classic


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 marcy harriell | 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


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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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