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Winter cape with hood

Added Dec 12, 2011

by rshelly13

Portland, Maine,...






I have finally got pictures taken of my winter cape. Last year, I created a spring cape that I could wear in warmer weather. I loved it and wanted to make a second. The winter in Oregon is usually warm enough to wear a cape, but really rainy. I wanted a hood on the cape to keep out the rain. I had some black fabric that I got for free and some soft velvety flower printed fabric that I got for really cheap. I drafted a hood from a jacket that I wear during the winter. I added a few extra inches so that it would fall out in a more dramatic way. I decided to make the belt with a belt look instead of a tie because the fabric looked like a bathrobe tie once tied. I had found the sparkly belt buckle at a flea market in Maine for a dollar. I then found some gloves at a shop for $4. In these photos I am wearing Versace pants and an angora sweater that I got during a clothing swap party.
To see some of my other projects, please check out my blog,
The Make Do Project.

Material Notes

cotton,velveteen, rhinestone belt buckle




Garment Type
Cotton, Velvet

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    Dec 21, 2011, 07.32 AMby lmb

    How cute. I like the pink and black together on this.

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      Dec 22, 2011, 04.36 PMby rshelly13

      Thanks. I really liked the soft pink fabric, but I thought that it may be a little too loud as a cape. The black tames it a bit and makes the pink the accent color.

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    Dec 13, 2011, 05.08 AMby rshelly13


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    Dec 12, 2011, 10.59 PMby laikadoll

    Really cute! :D

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