|Yes, the cat wanted some attention too :-)|
Last week I was on a sewing spree. There's just no other word for it. I made 2 skirts, 1 blouse and 1 capelet in 1 week! Never before was there such a sewing operation going on at Allynara's! The first skirt - the Tartan Circle Skirt - was blogged the same day I finished it. Now it's time for the second one: the Capelet.
This capelet came to mind after a brainstorm session on one of the Facebook-groups I follow. After sewing the circle skirt I was left with 1,5m of this Tartan fabric. But what to make with it? One of the members suggested making a cape out of it, another suggested a bolero. The cape-idea really stuck with me. The next day, the cape was finished!
Pinterest was my go-to inspiration. Rhonda Buss and Project Run and Play - this and this Pin - were my biggest inspirations - aside from the vintage ones like this, this, this, this and this. The capelet itself is a simple circle skirt, 48cm long and the hole in the middle is about 11cm if I'm not mistaken. After cutting I slashed one side to make the front. Because I didn't want too look foolish and avoid overkill, I decided to make the capelet reversible. After all: a Tartan skirt and Capelet would be a bit too much, don't you think? The red side will be worn with the skirt, the Tartan side can be worn with something else.
|With the sleeves turned up, it dances on the line with over-the-top and cute.|
After fitting, I decided it wasn't as elegant as I wanted to. That's when Rhonda Buss' pin came to mind: the thing I liked about her cape is the fact that it's wrapped around the wiast. So you get the full sleeves with your nice figure. I went back to the sewing machine and sewed 2 more buttons. The buttons - the ones from the sides and the ones in front - are fabric-covered with some leftover fabric. This makes them blend in and pop out.
If I ever made another capelet - you never know - I wouldn't go for a full circled one, but more 3/4th or something This because this one has a little too much 'bounce' at the shoulders. Aside from that, I'm very happy with this one!
|The downside of turning autofocus off and forgetting about it. But It gives you an idea of the self covered buttons.|
Soooo, you guys still haven't seen the blouse (worn in the pics above, but not visible) and other skirt. Keep an eye on the blog!