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multi reversible cape

Added Dec 15, 2010

by liaspace

Jakarta, Indonesia






It’s not an original idea. I’ve seen this in a japanese book somewhere, I remembered it was simple and easy and since I had to do a Christmas gift swap last week, I thought of making this for my partner. It was a big hit and everybody wants one now :). My talented cousin came over to drop off my Christmas cakes order and she requested one for herself. And in return, she modeled for me :D. This year, Misfits teacher also got this :) but I forgot to take pictures. You can wear this many ways!
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    Feb 2, 2011, 02.09 PMby srculence

    perfect :)

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    Jan 2, 2011, 05.29 PMby seriouslyhilary

    This is beautiful! I’m going to try to make it xx

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    Dec 29, 2010, 07.59 PMby lekuk

    Thank you for this inspiring project. I made my own version I hope you like it!

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    Dec 23, 2010, 05.57 AMby bakemono

    thanks for sharing!! im going to make one myself right now! hehes

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    Dec 21, 2010, 01.01 PMby barbala

    How do you think, if I use “press buttons” (those metallic ones), instead of sewing buttonholes, would it work?

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    Dec 21, 2010, 09.33 AMby amandainorange

    LOVE this!

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    Dec 20, 2010, 05.25 AMby savirly

    Hebat ! Bangga banget deh ada orang Indonesia yg bisa pajang karyanya di Burda Fashion. Coba buat dengan bahan batik, mbak Lia. pasti tambah ok dan banyak yang beli .

    Aku mau coba juga buat deh. Trimakasih yaa sudah sharing karya !

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      Dec 20, 2010, 12.59 PMby liaspace

      makasih :D

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    Dec 19, 2010, 08.48 PMby ruthw

    I like the colours and fabrics but the model looks like her elbows are tied down to her sides when the buttons are fastened. Is it really that restrictive, or is that just the photo? How does it stay on when the buttons are not fastened, with no shoulder shaping? I might be having some kind of mental block, but I just cannot see how you fasten it on in the shape of a cape from the diagram. Can you explain?

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      Dec 20, 2010, 06.00 AMby simplyb

      I thought this looked adorable and though I wondered the same things s you I thought it was just the pictures so I went ahead and made this anyhow.

      There is absolutely no way this is wearable unless it’s made out of some serious stretch. Even though I made it longer I can’t move a stitch if I have it done up in any of the ways shown here….well, the scarf perhaps but it isn’t worth making just for a scarf. I just wasted some perfectly gorgeous fabric on this so don’t do the same!

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      Dec 20, 2010, 12.56 PMby liaspace

      mmmm…it certainly is wearable :) but if you’re not as skinny as my super skinny cousin, you might want to elongate the width and make more buttons. When there are only 2 buttons, it was a bit tight, hence the picture in red…but the brown and yellow used 3 buttons :). I’ve used cotton, if you want to use knit, it would be even better. You can also make it longer :). I guess the safest way is to drape the fabric over your body and see how much length would be needed. I hope that helps

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    Dec 19, 2010, 06.04 PMby ellohdesign

    this is great! I’m making one this week!

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    Dec 18, 2010, 09.06 PMby msbritten

    ace ! you prove that a simple design can really be elevated by beautiful fabric :) must get round to making one of my own in the new year.

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    Dec 18, 2010, 03.23 PMby sewella

    Yesterday I made one myself – (read your blog) although I didn’t have any fabulous fabric to combine – and love it! Thank you for sharing!

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    Dec 18, 2010, 03.19 PMby Marlina Kessler

    this looks so wonderful!! I am getting ready to dye some silk and this would be Perfect for it!! thanks

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    Dec 18, 2010, 01.09 PMby vasea

    This is so nice. Thanks for sharing

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    Dec 18, 2010, 08.10 AMby Sanne K. Astrid

    I’m going to make them today! :)

    Lovely project!!

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    Dec 18, 2010, 07.35 AMby magdamagda

    such fun prints and the changing shape is such a cool concept!

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    Dec 17, 2010, 10.44 PMby carlachan

    It’s very cool..! I love it, thanks for sharing Lia :)

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    Dec 17, 2010, 08.31 PMby runningwithscissors1

    What a cool cape! Thanks so much for the tutorial.

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    Dec 17, 2010, 05.11 PMby foteini

    Cool! Great idea, I will do this with african batik. Thanks for tutorial!

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    Dec 15, 2010, 09.35 PMby artyfarty

    I am definitely going to make one! Looks great!

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    Dec 15, 2010, 03.59 PMby saxsilverain

    iiii, love it love it love it! :) they all look great, i love the colour combos! and thanks for sharing the tutorial! gonna make some myself.

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      Dec 15, 2010, 04.05 PMby liaspace

      makasih makasih…it’s going to be the gift I’ll be giving to people :D

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    Dec 15, 2010, 03.16 PMby strawberrydestruction

    Love it! The many ways to accessorize with it!!! ;)

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    Dec 15, 2010, 01.26 PMby tabyaby

    Thank yo very much! It’s very clever and charming! And I like the colour-pattern-combinations!

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    Dec 15, 2010, 08.17 AMby mixtlii

    It looks fantastic! Thanks for the tutorial :) Although if you want to show us pictures on how else you can wear it, it would be great, because I don’t really see!

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      Dec 15, 2010, 08.52 AMby liaspace

      if you add more buttons, the more variations you can do :)

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    Dec 15, 2010, 06.19 AMby lmb

    It looks amazing. I like the prints you have put together.

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    Dec 15, 2010, 05.24 AMby priya6184

    very innovative design

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    Dec 15, 2010, 05.24 AMby lunatepetal

    awesome! what a great idea!! I so have to make this for friends/family as well as one for myself!

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    Dec 15, 2010, 04.27 AMby Ruffles Gazebo

    woo cant wait. great work!

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    Dec 15, 2010, 03.18 AMby scarletohara

    this is awesome!!! i want one i ned one, haha

    really well done! i think i’ll do this because it seems so easy…

    i love easy and cute projects with tutorials like this :D

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    Dec 15, 2010, 03.17 AMby sweetpadee

    This is really cool and I love the color combos that you used! Thanks for the tutorial.

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