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Added Sep 1, 2010

by integerclub

London, United K...






Late summer can be such a difficult time to dress for – chilly, but not cold enough for proper autumn/winter clothes, with days that can still be warm enough to trick you into stepping out without an extra layer on. Until a stray breeze brushes past your bare arms, causing unslightly goosebumps to spring up.

My ‘Transeasonal Outfit’ consists of two main pieces – a skirt, for tricky cool/warm days, and a little capelet to cover up arms without causing pools of sweat.

The skirt was the result of a huge op-shop scarf – bright pink, with that vaguely, ambiguously ‘tribal’ border design running along both lengthwise edges. I cut the scarf down it’s length, earning me two strips of material to work with. In fact, I was so excited to get to work that I forgot to take a photo of the scarf in it’s original state. Oh well, it’s a scarf, you all know what scarves look like.

Each long rectangle was simply seamed once, before I added 1-inch wide elastic, for an easy-peasy elastic skirt. Well, two skirts, actually. Possibly the easiest skirt(s) I’ve ever made. I used the scarf’s selvedge edges for the skirt’s hem, so could have left it as it was, but I decided to turn it up about half an inch and hem it with a catchstitch, for a more finished look.

The capelet was cut in the same way as my Reversible Capelet (http://www.burdastyle.com/projects/reversible-circle-capelet) – a large semi-circle with a smaller semi-circle cut out for the neck. I then made a Peter Pan collar for it, instead of a hood. The woollen-looking fabric came from a vintage/secondhand shop a friend used to work in. The inside is lined with a vibrantly coloured purple fabric I picked up on holiday in Singapore years ago. Sewed on a frog fastening, and it was done.

Material Notes

wool, cotton, rayon, elastic band, frog fastener




Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Other, Romantic, Steampunk, Vintage
Cotton, Rayon, Wool

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    Dec 15, 2010, 12.56 PMby zahrazeinali

    cute, pretty

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    Dec 15, 2010, 12.55 PMby zahrazeinali

    cute, pretty

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    Sep 5, 2010, 11.46 PMby olystyrene

    Awesometimes joycey! Lovin’ them tweedses!

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      Sep 6, 2010, 02.09 PMby integerclub

      Yeah, nerdy tweed times! How’re your capeys going?

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      Sep 7, 2010, 05.35 AMby olystyrene

      I had to put them off while I worked on some costumes for a sci-fi film.. hehe.. but the costume making is now done, so i’ll be back in action capewise! PS. i miss you!

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      Sep 7, 2010, 11.02 AMby integerclub

      Yeah, what’s this ‘film’ I keep hearing about? It sounds awesome and I want to see the costumes, you’d better have an EPIC post soon, luvver!

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      Sep 19, 2010, 11.16 PMby olystyrene

      sweet sweet doyceling, it’s a sci-fi short with a cute crafternoon aesthetic. i’ve made various costumes for it – space suits, onesies, 60s dresses.. we’ve been filming over the last 6 weekends or so and when it’s all done i will post the pics of my costumery!!!!!

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    Sep 2, 2010, 08.57 PMby holasoylulu

    lovely! capelets are so cute!

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    Sep 2, 2010, 02.59 PMby nutmeg1

    Love the whole outfit, and the name for your project! :)

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      Sep 3, 2010, 11.08 AMby integerclub

      Thanks! I was actually too lazy to write up separate posts for them ;)

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    Sep 2, 2010, 04.37 AMby emily-marie

    Cuuuuute! I love the capelet, and how its lining vibes with the skirt! Totally fun outfit.

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      Sep 3, 2010, 11.08 AMby integerclub

      Thank you! Yeah, I was trying to add some colour, it was such a grey day that day, though you can’t really see it in the pictures

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