Thursday, 11 July 2013

Cutesy lil Capelet

Jane not so plain Janome & I have had our eyes on this wee capelet for a while now. It was my very first downloaded pattern, from my all time favourite Peppermint Magazine Sewing School. I printed out the pattern onto A4's and gluesticked them together, then cut out the pieces (I cut the largest size 14, perhaps I could go a bit smaller next time)...and then I headed straight to my scraps pile to fossik about. 
I really really love love cape style. You can see more on my pinterest board here, and a recently made full size cape here. This capelet was fun and pretty simple to put together. I am going to do a capelet class/sewing social soon, I'm just awaiting the venue confirmation. Just email me if you would like to join in, it will be in Auckland, and on a Saturday.
Can you tell I LOVE polka dots? 
Wool fabric was free - from scraps from other projects. Cotton slime coloured lining was free - from end of bolt from a local designer.
...and finishing up with some dawky facials.
xx Sarah xx

8 comments:

  1. I love the shoulder seams, they make a nice line and look practical for keeping the capelet in place. Your fun photos make me want to try this more that the Peppermint model, so fun! :)

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  2. Adorable!! I love this little caplet. Great fabric choices as well. I have a few patterns for capes and am going to make on as soon as the weather cools down here.

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  3. Oh, also just downloaded the link for this capelet, very cute pattern! Thanks for posting.

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  4. How nice to see my pattern being used! You've done a beautiful job, it looks so cute. I'm really glad you like it, it was fun to design.

    Cheers, Sandra
    Sewanista Fashion Workshops

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    1. Sandra! so nice to learn the maker of such an adorable lil capelet. and so nice of you to stop by. I am going to make more of these.

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  5. I was just about to start on one of these capes and realised I couldn't find a size chart - did you just go on your clothing size or how did you chose what size to sew? :)

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  6. Ooh, it looks fabulous, I love the lining! I've been eyeing up that pattern on the Peppermint website for a while, might have to give it a go!

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