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Topic: Laaaaate Christmas presents for mom and sis  (Read 847 times)
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« on: April 20, 2010 05:11:29 AM »

Hi everyone!

I started crafting not more than one year ago, and most of my braveness i took from craftster!!!

Last Christmas i did every single present with my own hands. I couldn't believe they came out. Let's start with the ones for mom and sister.

For mom i made a felted wool capelet with silk lining. Quite easy, being it a round shape. I added some buttons to keep it closed. My mom likes to be warm...

Here it is, modeled by my sister, cause mom didn't want to be photographed

and the back. the sewing didn't come out perfectly round...

But sister's present was a scarf. It had a lilac fleece for the back (and it was super duper soft!) and a purple jersey knit for the front part.  The knit had a strange texture, it was like doubled and then one layer was torn off in some points. i really liked it...

here in all its glory!

For now it's all...but i'll come back (like terminator!!!)

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« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2010 06:39:11 AM »

I really like the caplet!

nice job--did you use a pattern?

I have on my to do list to make a cape, but a caplet might be more practical!


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« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2010 07:59:34 AM »

Hey, better late than never, and those really look great! Handmade gifts are so special! I'm sure they feel the love <3. Great job!
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2010 09:04:10 AM »

I really gave them for Xmas, but i wasn't brave enough to post 'em till now.  Embarrassed

For the capelet i didn't use a pattern. I was helped so i don't remember it very well.
Basically you just fold the fabric in half, and then in half again. then you cut the "open" angle round so you have something like a circle skirt.

I made the collar from the scraps of fabric i got from cutting. Then i just sewed the lining (in some way...) and voil!

But this form being very round and full, i don't suggest it for a long cape, that could be too much, especially if you're working with heavy fabric (like mine was)!!!

hope all i said made some sense...thank for the comments!!!
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