11.05.2009

reworked wool cape

first off - thank you all so much for leaving such supportive comments on my last post. i really appreciate it and love that this blogger community offers more than great fashion and outfit posts.

speaking of which ---- i am so excited to show you guys my newest project! my black and blue wool cape. i thrifted a grey/blue wool knee-length skirt that cut up and made into a cape. being a complete dufus, i forgot to take a proper photo of the skirt pre-destruction. in fact i forgot to take any photos at all of the process. all i've got to offer you is this one:

wool cape 1
and you can't even tell what i'm doing. psh, sorry guys, i fail at documenting. oh well. i'll try to describe in words.

i basically cut the skirt down the middle (i left the front part w/ its button and zipper so that you can still sort of tell it came from a skirt). i added two panels of some black wool i had on the two sides of the skirt so it would be a fuller cape, leaving the top waistband/neckline intact. i also added two arm holes to allow for movement and dexterity.
(does that make any sense???)

the project was inspired by outsapop trashion, and would have been much easier if i had started off with an A-line skirt. but i really wanted it to be wool, couldn't find a cheap enough wool A-line, and didn't feel like waiting anymore.

wool cape 2
frontview
wool cape 2.5
side to side
wool cape 3
from behind
wool cape 4
worn with an old, reworked GAP dress

44 comments:

  1. WOW!! Beyond Amazing!!!

    xoxo

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  2. really cute deaR-well done!! thanks for leaving me a comment. yes it is ikea. haha :) my lamp is however broken.. or the paper is teared up.. moved once too much with it..take care xx ediot

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  3. Hi phylis, thanks for your lovely comments,this is a really great project and has worked really well, what a beauty!Sharon xxxooo

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  4. I am beyond impressed!!! I can't believe you made this :) I want one lol

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  5. I love that cape! It looks great!!

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  6. wow that is an awesome, awesome cape

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  7. I love your cape! You are very talented. I would love it if you posted more of your creative DIY projects. This one is awesome! xoxo

    www.FashionSnag.com

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  8. That's awesome. DIY are always so fun! =) and rewarding... thanks for making me smile, your comment was so great to find!




    x

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  9. harry potter halloween costume? niceee

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  10. hi darling! thanks for your comment, i would be more than happy to swap links ... i'll add you now. that cape is amazing, can;t wait to see how you style it in future outfits x

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  11. Great project piece and I think you did a very good job. It looks lovely on you, sweetie.

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  12. Totally inspiring me to make my own cape this year. I think more people should wear capes :)

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  13. I have to do this! What a great idea!

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  14. This is awesome! I love DIY projects.

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  15. awesome cape..ill be looking forward to the rest fo your diy :)

    added you on my blogroll..thanks for stopping by my blog :)

    XoXo

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  16. this is a great makeover !
    wish i could sew as good as you :)

    glistersandblisters.blogpot.com

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  17. this is amazing! great job! I really want a cape now :)
    Love the jumper you are wearing in the post below!
    magpie-girl.blogspot.com xx

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  18. wow i love it! you should set up alittle shop x

    Missy
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    http://thefashionfusion.blogspot.com

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  19. reminds me a little of childhood flames:)

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  20. your blog is so amazing . i really hearrt your blog . love it :)) great diy

    http://issyeperfecto.blogspot.com/

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  21. amazing, amazing, amazing! :)

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  22. thanks for the blog comment!! i love this diy! it's creative and capes are so much more interesting than jackets :D i've got to try this at some point...

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  23. Fabulous... You should make clothes and sell them:) Your very talented!!!!

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  24. capelets are going to be big again this season! what a great (and not to mention cost effective) way to follow this trend! =)

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  25. awesome cape!!!!!!!! great job, you're so creative!!!
    xxx

    AlphaBetaChic.blogspot.com

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  26. I'm so jealous of people that have the talent and skill to upcycle something. Fabulous job!

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  27. Wow !! I really want to have something like that !

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  28. this came out really great!! Good job!

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  29. i think this is cool :)
    well done!

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