Skirt to Cape Refashion

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

You may recall my second-hand tweed skirt, purchased with the intention of refashioning into a cape...

Unfortunately, the task set out was not so simple, I therefore searched for an appropriate cape pattern McCall's 3033, found here at LetYourselfSew. 


Going with pattern B (the easiest of all), she turned out great.  The biggest problem I faced was not enough tweed fabric to complete the entire pattern, resulting in an improvisation, using an alternative fabric for the rear; a navy off-cut fabric piece I picked up from resource rescue.


 





You can see the contrasting fabric change here (hood shown, is not part of the cape)..


To fasten the front, I used a brooch I picked up for a dollar on last weekends op-shop tour.



Shared with Tah-Dah Tuesday, We Sew Retro, BurdaStyle Projects, Refashion Co-op and DIY Friday.

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18 comments:

I Love To Op Shop said...

It looks great

elseseven said...

Awesome! Love it.

Peta said...

looks fab!

RJ said...

OMGAWD I Loooooooooooove it :)

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

That is absolute genius! Thanks for linking up with Ta-dah! Tuesday xx

Laura said...

Looks fantastic! I was looking forward to seeing how it turned out. Love the brooch, too!

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

Heeeeeeyyyyyyy what a fantastic job EL!!! I'm even more impressed that you did some great refashioning to get the job done - gorgeous!! xx

Vintage Jane said...

Now, that is clever ... and it looks great! Mx

Vix said...

What a fantastic idea, I'll be looking at second-hand skirts a whole new way now. x

maarnietvangrijs said...

Wow, this is soooooo beautiful!!!! Great idea!!

Stacey said...

Oh, it looks so good! The fabric from that skirt was perfect for this. Now you're giving me ideas...

Emme Taylor said...

Brilliant!!! This has completely inspired me! Thanks!

Kate said...

That's so cool! It looks amazing as a cape!

Joni James said...

Wow, you did a great job with this!!!!

Sleekit said...

Such a cute cape, love it

Sleekit x

Adin B said...

It turned out really well! You won't even tell it was a skirt before. How nice! :)

Adin B

Magdalena Magamma said...

Fantastic, I love this one!!!! Your blog is perfect;))))

Erica Louise said...

That's a nice comment Magdalena! Thankyou

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