Cherry Hill Tartan Capelet for Jacket Challenge

comments (1) October 16th, 2010 in gallery     

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This is the front of my capelet showing the asymmetry
Back of capelet. You can see how the hood is in the back
view of inside the fabric
Photos of chain detail and pocket, triple stack bow, and 3 views of the capelet on the dress form
This is the front of my capelet showing the asymmetry

This is the front of my capelet showing the asymmetry

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
posted in: gallery, red, chain, contest, challenge, bow, jacket, plaid, cape, hood, capelet

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nancynancy writes: What a fun look with many surprising details.
Posted: 4:37 pm on October 18th
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