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« on: November 08, 2008 12:15:31 AM »

I have a love for Victorian fashion, and I think it would be great to bring back a few fashion accessories from the time in a new way.  There were my fleece legwarmer spats last winter, and I've been making a bunch of faux fur muffs lately (I carried one all last winter, and was teased by a few friends of mine, but I just kept telling them, "Yes, it's a muff, I'm bringin' it back, ya know!". It didn't catch on, but I'll try again this year  Cheesy ) Today, though, I'd like to share my little wool capelet I made. 

It has a nice big hood lined in black faux fur, and a big double box pleat in the center back.
I made a simple little muff to go with it, out of the same faux fur from the hood, but neglected to get any good photos of it...

The front has topstitched princess seams and closes with a cute vintage style button.

You can see the  pretty cord braid around the hood that i added for a special little accent in this photo.

One more pic, to show the pleating in the back with the hood up:

So what do you think?  I'm hoping it's a piece that has a Victorian feel, but can fit well into a modern wardrobe (I think it could go well with a lolita outfit or a steampunk getup, too, depending on some additional accents).  I know I like it, and I think I'll go ahead and buy up some of the lovely wool I've been eyeing at the fabric shops this fall to make a few more.

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« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2008 12:29:36 AM »

wow that's fantastic! it looks very well-made, thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2008 12:56:03 AM »

Great capelet! And nice pictures too, I love autumn leaves! The box pleat is a nice touch.

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« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2008 12:59:52 AM »

Ooh, that's gorgeous!  I love the braid detail, and the faux fur lining, and the pleating at the back, and the shape is just so pretty!  Absolutely lovely.  I think that would appeal to a wide range of people.
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« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2008 01:18:53 AM »

Wow, that's gorgeous! You're right, that should come back into fashion, it looks really good on you. It looks beautifully made too, and the photos are great.

« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2008 03:44:38 AM »

Oh wow its gorgeous!
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2008 05:58:08 AM »

That's beautiful!  I agree, the workmanship is fantastic!
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2008 06:09:10 AM »

Very nice!

I also love victorian fashion, I've been wanting to make a muff for awhile, but just haven't gotten around to it.  Maybe we can both try to bring them back!  Cheesy

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« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2008 08:09:34 AM »

I would definately wear that all the time!  It looks very well made, and I love the pleats and the overall shape of it.  ...and the color, and the lining, everything!!  Gorgeous!  It looks great on you Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2008 08:16:09 AM »

I love it! I've been wanting to make one of these for ages, but just never find the time! I'd wear it all the time!! Great work, very professional.

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