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Cape/Cloak/Capelet etc etc etc

Added Oct 19, 2011

by memoryseed

Seattle, Washing...






It seems like capes/cloaks/capelets are in fashion right now. There are many beautiful and colorful examples out there. Mine is a more distressed style, refashioned from a 2nd hand suede long coat bought at a local consignment store, lined with wool fabric from a thrifted men’s plaid jacket. I share my process (but it’s not a tutorial) on my new blog

The inspiration came from the blog One Pearl Button back when I was searching the net for refashion ideas. :)

Material Notes

Old suede long coat (with faux fur collar)
Thrifted men’s plaid wool jacket
Leather sewing needle (or upholstery/denim ones i suppose)
Upholstery thread
Regular polyester covered thread to patchwork the lining




Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Bohemian, Casual, Geek, Romantic
Cashmere, Coating, Corduroy, Cotton, Blends, Denim, Flannel, Leather/Fur, Wool


One Pearl Button

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    Oct 25, 2011, 10.14 PMby lanternwaste33

    The fur is my favorite part. Great work!

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      Oct 26, 2011, 05.51 AMby memoryseed

      Thank you! It is my favorite part too :)

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    Oct 20, 2011, 08.25 AMby mememe-1

    It’s really nice! How long is it?

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      Oct 20, 2011, 09.18 AMby memoryseed

      Hola! Thank you :) I just measured, from back of collar it is about 22 inches to the bottom.. Is that what you are wondering?

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      Oct 20, 2011, 09.38 AMby mememe-1

      Yes, I was wondering about that :) Thank you for answering :)

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    Oct 20, 2011, 04.14 AMby smallone

    this is great – I especially like the thrift-ed aspect….and that you cant tell :)

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      Oct 20, 2011, 06.59 AMby memoryseed

      thank you for your kind comment! :)

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    Oct 19, 2011, 06.25 PMby Tracey McGowan Wirth

    I really like this! Nice Job!

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      Oct 19, 2011, 09.29 PMby memoryseed

      Thank you Tracey! :) ~Far

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