Cherry Hill Tartan Capelet for Jacket Challengecomments (1) October 16th, 2010 in gallery
I finally finished this capelet just in time for the Jacket Challenge. It took me a while to figured out how to finish the bottom, but I decided on faux leather with a finished back and a triple stack bow (which I am in LOVE with) and a magnetic snap. I even made faux leather bias tape to cover the seam where the hood meets the capelet.
I used brushed plaid cotton and a chinese poly brocade with a cherry blossom print. There is a pocket inside to put my small belongings. I added a black chain to the bottom so it would hang better (thank you Coco Chanel for your brilliance). I hand sewed each chain link to the inside; talk about patience and time consuming. I drafted the pattern myself. It's pretty much a circle skirt and the hood I drafted. I tried really hard to get the plaid to match and I think I did a pretty good job. I decided to have the closure up further on my neck for a more asymmetrical look. The chinese brocade was a pain to sew because it frays soo easily even after using pinking shears.
Hope you enjoy it and for more photos see the link below
Pattern or design used: My own design - Cherry Hill Tartan capelet
SewStylish Fall Jacket Challenge
To enter, simply upload a photo of a jacket you've made to the contest gallery before October 18th, 2010. Your creation can be from a store-bought pattern, or one you created yourself. Be sure and tell us all about how you made the jacket, including any important details you would like to point out. We'll be judging on originality, creativity, style, and craftsmanship.
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