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Red ensemble: cape and skirt

Added Apr 3, 2012

by queenvanilla

Göteborg, Sweden






The skirt I use a lot in the winter – it’s very versatile. The cape is unfortunately not so – even though I think it’s beutiful. Wool is certainly a great material – even if I got to sew most of it by hand since my sewing machine didn’t want to – and since the seam allowances was so small. A good learning experience – next time more tailoring I think.


Material Notes

Red wool, Polyester Lining




Winter, Fall
Garment Type
Classic, Evening Wear, Romantic, Vintage
Polyester, Wool



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    May 21, 2012, 05.49 AMby buddingnaturalist

    Lovely! That colour really suits you. Very elegant.

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    Apr 8, 2012, 09.16 PMby flowergirl22

    that is so cool,, looks really warm, love the colour.

    love the lining,,

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    Apr 6, 2012, 05.54 AMby lauriana

    What a great outfit (and I’m also loving your sunglasses). I’ve been thinking about making a cape recently, but I didn’t do it because I couldn’t really see when I’d wear it. I agree wool fabrics are very nice to work with and I am impressed with the dedication which made you sew a lot of this by hand.

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    Apr 4, 2012, 10.30 PMby mollykatherine

    Love it!! I am making a mini cape in ther same colour at the moment! I love the idea of a matching skirt :) x

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      Apr 5, 2012, 06.27 AMby queenvanilla

      Oh! Be sure to post a link to it here, I love to see it when it’s done!

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    Apr 4, 2012, 10.27 AMby prettysewinggirl

    Oh wow!! Striking!! Great sewing work!!

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    Apr 4, 2012, 05.58 AMby nehmah

    You look terrific in the outfit. While I can see that a cape might not be suitable for all occasions, it still has a timeless quality. Nehmah-who envies your dedication to finishing up by hand. Cordially, Nehmah

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    Apr 4, 2012, 04.39 AMby camelia-crinoline

    They both look great. I especially love the cape but I can see that it might not be that practical. I love your sunglasses too.

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