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colour blocked cape with scarf!! burda 08/2013

Added Dec 7, 2013

by Mary Athey

Antrim, Co Antri...






Well heres my take on burdas cape with the attached scarf. I loved this when i saw it and of course i have to give myself a headache by using two colours lol. I origionally had three colours but i did’nt like it so i settled on the pink and navy. I used 100% pure new wool for this and lined it in a navy cotton. I had a real funky lining in it to start with but i thought it was to much so i changed it. I really was’nt sure what to tjink about this?? It feels very 70’s which i love but i did’nt know if it suited me?? Mum and me where having a day out to-day and i was running late as usual (i was making the top i had on under the cape lol) i got a taxi and jimmy our taxi man said ’ mary you look lovely and i love your coat!! He said his daughter would love this!! " i said i made it. He said i had great hands so i was delighted x

Material Notes

100% pure new wool and cotton for lining


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    Sep 1, 2015, 11.06 PMby Irina Schwab

    Re-visiting your project. I reaaaaallllly need to make this!!

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      Sep 2, 2015, 05.24 AMby Mary Athey

      This is a lovely pattern irina and very well suited to the bes 70’s trend. I would love to make another in brown shades or Tweed but I have so many projects I want to make it won’t be getting made anytime soon lol.still I have this one to wear x

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    Mar 21, 2014, 03.59 AMby Dominica Briscoe

    Oh wow! This coat/cape is really beautiful. I love the fushia color

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      Mar 21, 2014, 08.13 AMby Mary Athey

      thank you so much dominica, the pink is such a lovely bright sunny colour and a cape is so easy to wear as well x

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    Dec 13, 2013, 02.40 PMby vinia789

    Awww. ..I want one….its so beautiful and looks very warm.

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      Dec 13, 2013, 03.39 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much vinia, i’m making a couple of sparkley xmas dresses now. What about you x

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    Dec 10, 2013, 08.16 PMby zsyzu

    Looks awesome Mary! I love the color and it looks so warm.

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      Dec 10, 2013, 10.56 PMby Mary Athey

      Thanks zsyzu, i’m so glad i made this now as it’s so easy to wear and it is lovely and warm x

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    Dec 10, 2013, 12.25 AMby Irina Schwab

    Now, this, Mary, is very stylish, I have it on my to do list, God knows when I get to it! Looks great xxx

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      Dec 10, 2013, 06.15 AMby Mary Athey

      Thanks irina, this is a really good pattern. It is a good bit of sewing though but worth it i think. I’m just happy i finished it and it did’nt end up in?my “’what was ii thinking attempting this bin” lol x

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    Dec 9, 2013, 01.22 PMby kisses

    Cool cape Mary and great combination of colours. You certainly look hot rocking it

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      Dec 9, 2013, 02.15 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much kisses. I’m never truely.happy.with a project until i wear it. This i am finally happy witg and i do think it’ll get a lot of use x

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    Dec 9, 2013, 09.24 AMby Cristina Staicu

    Really cool colors combination! You look great! Congratulations for another great project, Mary :)

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      Dec 9, 2013, 10.39 AMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much cristina, i’m thinking of making a winter white jacket from the fabric i did’nt use. I origonally was using pink navy and the winter white but i did’nt like all three so i settled on the pink and navy and i think it turned out well x

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    Dec 9, 2013, 03.07 AMby Regan Mackenzie

    love it. suits you beautifully. Sooo warm!

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      Dec 9, 2013, 06.24 AMby Mary Athey

      Thank you for your lovely comment regan. I needed something cosy and warm and decided on this cape aa soon as i saw it. I am happy with it now and it is lovely and warm x

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    Dec 9, 2013, 12.12 AMby pamchar

    You did a great job, as always!! I love the color combo and this cape suits you so well. You are gorgeous! Keep smiling, lovely lady!!!

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      Dec 9, 2013, 06.22 AMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment and compliment. I can see this getting a lot of wear over the holiday season x

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    Dec 8, 2013, 10.47 PMby cchristie

    Wow Mary. You have been busy. I had to look twice to check it was you in that fabulous cape. Looks great on you – and your mum!

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      Dec 8, 2013, 11.09 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much, mum was telling everyone that i had made the cape and the top!! Another woman asked what kept me?? Mum said i bet mary was making the top and she was right lol.x

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    Dec 8, 2013, 10.22 PMby dvinare

    looks really super on you! :)

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      Dec 8, 2013, 11.10 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment. I really appreciate all of them x

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    Dec 8, 2013, 07.43 PMby caireen

    This is fabulous!

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      Dec 8, 2013, 08.19 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much caireen. I love it when i’m not sure about something which turns out fine x

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    Dec 8, 2013, 05.23 PMby liliv-1

    Your cape is just perfect Mary! Very stylish and trendy look!!

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      Dec 8, 2013, 08.17 PMby Mary Athey

      Thanks liliv, i was so glad it turned out ok and waa wearable lol. Its warm and cosy without being to heavy as well x

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    Dec 8, 2013, 11.53 AMby katensew

    Looks very cosy. I got it into my head last week to make a cape from wool cloth in the loft – but as usual I have too much going on a present….knitting to finish, Christmas baking to do, clothes to get ready for the Festive Season, people to visit … etc etc. Will try the post Christmas lull…….

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      Dec 8, 2013, 12.10 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you it is cosy, you seem really busy but thats what christmas is all about lol. I have been sitting for hours putting of doing my xmas tree lol. It takes forever as its so big but it looks great. I just need to motivate myself x

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    Dec 8, 2013, 10.06 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    Wonderful cape Mary – and you look terrific! I like this combination very much and the pink color suits you so well :) You have done a great job – congrats!

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      Dec 8, 2013, 10.28 AMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much ellen. I was’nt sure i would like it as i.have never worn anything like this but its so bright and best of all it’s lovely and warm. My mum loved it as well x

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    Dec 7, 2013, 10.26 PMby schnui

    Your cape is lovely Mary and it looks so warm. I really like the 2 colours and it will brighten everyone up. Beats plain black!!!

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      Dec 7, 2013, 10.39 PMby Mary Athey

      Thanks schnui, the cape is loud and proud just like me lol. It really is lovely and warm and best of all everyone can see me coming a mile of lol x

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    Dec 7, 2013, 10.07 PMby rita61

    So glad to see your lovely cape! Suits you ! And it looks nice with just the two colours. The attached scarf looks so cuddly! I can see why your mum liked it. It has turned cold here, and I am seeing more capes being worn, so time for me to get busy on mine. {and hopefully it goes in my cupboard, not my daughters :-) } Need to finish Christmas PJ’s first. I am curious about the lovely top you have under your cape; hope you will post it very soon.

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      Dec 7, 2013, 10.33 PMby Mary Athey

      Thanks rita, the tops just my batwing top pattern slightly altered. I needed a quick top for to day , something with sleeves as it’s freezing here . I did’nt even bother with the pattern, i just used the last top i made and cut round it . I did a round neck with a few tucks so it was different. I am going to make another to.morrow and then i’ll post them. I love tops that are quick and easy to just throw on with a pair of jeans. As for the cape, i will get good wear out of it as its so warm. I am glad i made it now x

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    Dec 7, 2013, 08.07 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    It is a great cape, Mary, and it suits you perfect! I liked this pattern very much, too, but after much pondering refused from it because it requires much fabric and your idea to combine the two would never occur to me. I was sure your cape would be very special and here it is!!! Just great and I’m surely jealous, especially about the way this scarf looks when draped around the neck…:-)))) Wonderful job!

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      Dec 7, 2013, 08.19 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much oksana, it really is worth the effort. I had the pink wool quite a while just waiting on the right coat pattern. I got 2 metres of it in a sale. The full price was about £60 but i got it for a fraction.of the cost and i bought just one metre of the navy..the lining was my sons old duvet cover lol. I am so happy with this. X

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    Dec 7, 2013, 07.18 PMby Marusya Grace

    Another fabulous garment Mary! You look great in it too!

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      Dec 7, 2013, 07.28 PMby Mary Athey

      Thanks marusya grace, i made this more out of curiousity and i have to admit i am so glad as its a nice addition to my wardrobe x

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    Dec 7, 2013, 06.28 PMby sarahsdaughter

    Love it! Great idea using contrasting colours and yes you do have great hands :)

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      Dec 7, 2013, 06.33 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much. Its so warm . I put some more photos on and you can see mum with it on at the bingo lol. Mum was a bit chilly so i gave her the cape, she said it was lovely and snuggley lol x

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