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Cherry Hill Tartan Capelet

Added Sep 29, 2010

by loyl8

Wauwatosa, Wisco...






I started this capelet last winter and put it aside until after spring/summer was over. I am SOOO glad I did. I finally figured out how to finish the bottom of the capelet with faux leather with a finished back and a triple stack bow (which I am in LOVE with) and a magnetic snap.

I used brushed plaid cotton and a chinese poly brocade with a cherry blossom print. I added the pocket when I first started it so I couldn’t do a welt pocket for a better finish. I added a black chain to the bottom so it would hang better (thank you Coco Chanel for your brilliance). I hand sewed each chain link to the inside and added a little to the tips. The hood could have been a little better, but again I did it last year and my skills have improved since, but I think it turned out really well. I really tried hard to match the plaid.

I drafted the pattern myself. It’s pretty much a circle skirt and the hood I drafted. I decided to have the closure up farther on my neck for a more asymmetrical look. The chinese brocade was a pain to sew because it frays soo easily even after using pinking shears.

You can style this so many different ways depending on your mood and where you’re going. I tried really hard so this wouldn’t look like a costume.I paired mine with my Sonia Rykiel for H&M knit jumper, Micheal Kors heels, and a deal shirt that ties at the neck in the front.

My mom was visiting and she loves to take photos. This is a little park next to my house. It was the best I could do. I wish I lived somewhere else to get better background photos. I did get eat’n by mosquitos while taking these photos it was a little rough.

I entered this into the CraftStylish jacket contest (capelet=jacket?) cross your fingers for me!! please :)

Material Notes

Brushed plaid cotton, red cherry blossom print chinese poly brocade, faux leather (some on bias), magnetic snap, thread, leather needle,stitch witchery in black, heavy weight flat black chain, time & patience.




Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Casual, Goth/Gothic Lolita, Preppy, Punk, Romantic, Victorian
Cotton, Blends, Leather/Fur, Polyester, Satin


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    Nov 9, 2010, 10.55 PMby DENISE VILJOEN

    Its so beautiful! I just came from a road trip across America only to arrive in freezing cold London, and a beautiful cape will be perfect! You have inspired me to make one! It will be the first project I will be doing/attempting from this site…. I will let you know how it goes! Thank you!

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      Nov 10, 2010, 01.30 AMby loyl8

      oh good luck!! I’m sure it will turn out great!!

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    Oct 18, 2010, 03.03 AMby marloncosta

    Cool! I love the vibe of this look and the styling! The cape is gorgeous!

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    Oct 16, 2010, 08.23 PMby loyl8

    Thank you for the awesome comments :) Just realized in some of the photos the front looks a little rippled. Ill be trying to fix that.

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    Oct 16, 2010, 07.10 PMby infinite-plus-one

    I’m definitely going to make one of these to me! Love it (: Congrats

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    Oct 16, 2010, 05.53 PMby misslivia

    So lovely!

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    Oct 16, 2010, 03.50 PMby lizajane09

    This is great! The leather trim and chain are both really cool features.

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    Oct 16, 2010, 03.42 PMby ashchaser

    Agh this is awesome! I am glad you picked it back up too because that cape is bitchin, and so very tartan!

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      Oct 16, 2010, 08.27 PMby loyl8

      Thank you!!!:)Hope all is going well with selling your adorable fashions.

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    Oct 16, 2010, 02.34 PMby skeeler

    I like everything about it – so fun to wear – love the lining and inner pocket

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    Oct 16, 2010, 01.16 PMby la inglesita

    Absolutely brilliant! The fabric, the details, the style, the photos….You deserve to be the winner, good luck.

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      Oct 16, 2010, 08.27 PMby loyl8

      Thank you. I hope I do to. Hope you like the other I’m going to post.

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    Oct 16, 2010, 01.13 PMby apfelbluete

    WOW! its so wonderful! I love it!

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    Oct 16, 2010, 12.06 PMby milkyway

    love it!!

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