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The retro boiled wool cape and cotton oversized sleeves shirt

Added Oct 19, 2014

by Irina Schwab

Aylesbury, Unite...






In only two hours (yes, two hours!) I managed to add two more items to my ever increasing wardrobe.

As capes have made a come back (have they ever been out of fashion?) I decided to have one made of boiled wool and silk mix fabric. Light, warm, but not too warm.

As it is difficult to manage layers, both in terms of textures and colours, I chose to make my first layer – the base t-shirt – from 100% cotton jersey.

The top is made using the Burda style sparkle top. You can find the pattern here: http://www.burdastyle.com/pattern_store/patterns/sparkle-top-122013 or, if you have collected the Burda style magazines, the pattern has been published in 12/2013 issue.

For the cape I used Vogue vintage 1950 original design V2934. Less the cuffs and lining.

More on my bog www.dreamdressuk.com

Material Notes

boiled wool and silk fabric; cotton jersey in oat




Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Cotton, Silk, Wool

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    Oct 24, 2014, 07.40 PMby IDia

    Perfect and great atitude!

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    Oct 22, 2014, 02.09 AMby neveenkarnes

    it’s lovely and I agree with Ellen you need to put a serger on your list so Santa can deliver on X-mas. it’s a must for clean finishes.

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    Oct 21, 2014, 09.29 AMby KamySole

    Love them both

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    Oct 20, 2014, 03.31 PMby yenny lee

    Love it

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    Oct 20, 2014, 12.29 PMby liliv-1

    The cape looks so feminine and stylish! And the top is lovey too!

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      Oct 20, 2014, 07.24 PMby Irina Schwab

      thank you x Yes, I needed a break from the dresses! Something comfy!

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    Oct 20, 2014, 07.16 AMby rita61

    Nice. I really like the way the top drapes on you.

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      Oct 20, 2014, 07.25 PMby Irina Schwab

      I must say, I am quite pleased with my fabric discovery. They are quite plain, simplistic fabrics that you can easily miss in a fabric store. Nice and comfy to wear, though!

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    Oct 20, 2014, 05.23 AMby Mary Athey

    Oh irina I love both pieces, I have this Vogue pattern and so far I have made one . Both of these pieces are so classy and they look lovely on you x

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      Oct 20, 2014, 07.26 PMby Irina Schwab

      Oh Mary, I want to see your versions, too. You probably added the cuffs? I want to make again from a thicker cloth, with furry sleeves!!!!

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      Oct 20, 2014, 09.08 PMby Mary Athey

      Irina, i made mine out of black @ white zebra faux fur lol. I kept it simple so no cuffs. I drag it out at Xmas and have done so the last two. It will come back out shortly as I do love itI. X

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    Oct 19, 2014, 08.08 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Your cape looks very cozy and warm – and the top is very nice too! :)

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      Oct 20, 2014, 07.27 PMby Irina Schwab

      I rarely use jersey, Ellen, partly because I have not got an overlocker to finish it off nicely. However, this one is juts wonderful, it is stretchy, but it behaves like a normal cotton fabric when you sew it. Makes my life so much easier.

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      Oct 21, 2014, 01.28 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      That’s great Irina! You have to wish for a serger for your next birthday… og Xmas! :-)

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