A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Total Members: 315,457
Currently Running With Scissors:
176 Guests and 7 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Cute Capelet I can't wear!  (Read 2327 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit
« on: March 27, 2005 02:18:22 PM »

yarn: Katia's mohair in heathered grey (http://www.katia.es/)
pattern: Girly-Girl Capelet from the book 'Hip to Crochet'
buttons: vintage mother-of-pearl

I started this while living abroad, ripped it out a third of the way (!) to fix an error on my part, started over and continued it on a number of flights and in various airports, in hotels during a cross-country roadtrip and finally finished it in my new home...only to find that the trendy poncho/capelet look is NOT good on chesty girls such as myself!!  Circus tent anyone?

ha ha..oh well, at least it helped pass the time while traveling and the yarn was on sale. Cheesy
« Last Edit: March 27, 2005 02:22:26 PM by modkatie » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2005 03:04:04 PM »

It really is beautifully done...

Can it be adapted into a skirt?  Do you have a friend who has a birthday soon?

Offline Offline

Posts: 6
Joined: 11-Feb-2005

This is Fluffy. He is the destroyer of worlds.

View Profile
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2005 02:58:59 PM »

I'll be your friend.. and my birthday is soon  (April 4th)   Roll Eyes
Lightly Effervescent
Offline Offline

Posts: 575
Joined: 29-Nov-2004


View Profile
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2005 05:34:54 PM »

I totally know what you mean about the boobs and poncho combo.  I look like a table lamp!

And like a downward smoke, the slender stream
Along the cliff to fall and pause and fall did seem.
Offline Offline

Posts: 402
Joined: 19-Dec-2004

Knowledge is good.

View Profile
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2005 06:27:14 PM »

I too am one with the boobage, and I've found that a longer poncho/capelet diminishes the "table lamp" look.  Can you possibly rip out the last few rows of scallops and make it longer?  It's such a beautiful capelet, and it sounds like a lot of work was put into it, it'd be a shame not to wear it.
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2005 10:37:23 PM »

"Table Lamp" !!!   LOL That is EXACTLY what I look like in this capelet!  Thanks for the longer-poncho tip, sadly, I don't have any more yarn, but next time maybe I'll try making one in the longer shape and in a draperier yarn/pattern. So, looks one of my lucky (and boob-less) friends will be getting a treat for their birthday!
Make Things With Stuff
Offline Offline

Posts: 273
Joined: 30-Sep-2004

View Profile WWW
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2005 11:31:01 AM »

yeah, I have that book, and picture of the capelet just looks so cute......I really wanted to make it for myself, but luckily I made a mock up with some scrap fabric first, just to approximate the size....that's when I realized that I CANNOT ever wear that.  I have made some longer ponchos and thought about doing that capelet, just longer, but I haven't gotten around to it yet.  I thought that I kind of looked like one of the umbrellas they stick in tropical drinks, but I can totally see table lamp too!

Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Cute Crib Sheets
April 24, 2019 Featured Projects
Tute Tuesday: Toiletry Bag

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Privacy Policy | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map

Copyright ©2003-2017, Craftster.org, © 2009-2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands