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« on: October 08, 2010 12:41:00 PM »

Here on the east coast its starting to get chilly finally, which means its coat season yay... well not liking typical coats i have several different capes and wraps that i  have made this will be my main fall and winter go to for this year...
It used to be a satin curtain , well the lining was as well as the collar and lining of the hood, the main portion of my cape is part of 4 yards of upholstery fabric i found in my fave thrift store for 4 dollars! i had to get it and new instantly it was the perfect shade of chocolate for my new winter coat , i set out to actually make a 3/4 length trench but my dis like for being trapped won over and i  am  much happier with  my cape , though sewing with satin  especially cut on the bias is a royal pain in the Arse..

I worked on it for about 10 hours straight , stopping only to smoke about every hour and a half and to feed the fam of course , so at 2 am i finally finished  all but buttons.. i do  have pics taken of just about every step which is a pain , so  if any  one wants a tutorial ill gladly ad a step by step...   




 close up of collar sorry satin does not photograph well


the hood being modeled by another project..


and inside of hood, its actually various shades of pink , hot pink light pink salmon ect


and an in progress shot, note the pink sharpie! i got a lil carried away not realizing it my usual washable marker! note that satin slips around no mater how many pins you use especially over such a large area, i used every pin in my  pin cushion which had over 100 pins!


if any  one wants a tutorial ill gladly tackle it , as well as instructions for my  much  simpler wrap which only involves 2 rows of stitches and very little skill...
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« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2010 06:48:36 PM »

I've been toying with the idea of making a cape.  I hate coats as well.  This looks wonderful.  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2010 08:43:54 AM »

I've been toying with the idea of making a cape.  I hate coats as well.  This looks wonderful.  Smiley

they are the greatest , the other style i make is much easier and can be made out of any thing, i have one in jersey knit and one made from a velvet throw as well as one that's a lot more complicated with a collar and a button... i really need to take pics of it...
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« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2010 12:05:15 PM »

Cool. It looks kind of velvety in the picture.

I think capes (and cloaks, shawls, ruanas, ponchos) are actually more practical than coats in some climates. Like the southeastern US. Heavy coats are overkill down here. Capes provide that nice bit of extra warmth but are easy to slip off as needed.

Another nice thing about capes is they fit over a wider range of sizes than coats or jackets. You have to gain or lose a whole LOT of weight before a cape stops fitting.

Plus they just look cool.

More capes! Capes for all!  Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2010 04:45:58 AM »

I love your cape!  (I was just looking into buying one for the cooler weather.... since I, too hate coats... well, we really don't need coats down here!)    I would love to see a tute or instructions for your simpler cape!

Thanks for sharing your fabulous cape with us! It's lovely!
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miss tami
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2010 09:56:00 AM »

Very cute! I'm lusting after a cape as well, maybe I should follow your lead and just make one Smiley
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Sadi27
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2010 05:37:46 PM »

tute tute tute! I love capes, this one is lovely. I really want to make one now, I was thinking of knitting or crocheting one but can't really find the right wool Sad
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