My 50 cents Cape

Last week when I was at the library, I decided to stop by the “sewing/fashion” section and browse around! I was able to score some amazing books (great for beginners and more advanced seamstresses or DIYers like me πŸ™‚ )

As you may have guessed, that’s why I went thrifting for fabric last Saturday! (Haul post here)

My first project came from this book:

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There are a total of 10 different projects in this book, and each one of these projects has 8 variations! It’s a very inspiring book, even if you are not looking for any inspiration! Plus the step by step instructions are so easy to follow, that t makes sewing and designing Β a lot more fun!

I chose this cape as my first project. And my 50 cents of wool were perfect for it!

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The amount of fabric was just right! I spent about 3 hours on Sunday night working on this:

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I couldn’t be more proud! But it’s not over yet! I have some nice velvet that I want to use to decorate the cape, but I want to ask your opinion, so please take a minute and vote:

I hope you are as in the mood for the new Hobbit or a re-run of The Lord of the Rings as I am πŸ˜‰





  1. Great job

  2. You did a great job. It happened to a lot of designers, some mistakes turn out to be a big hit.

  3. The dress looks amazing. Love the color and the pattern! Fantastic choice πŸ™‚

  4. Wow, you did a great job!

  5. debbielynne says:

    Ummm, can you share directions to make please???????????? I think it’s cute just the way it is!

  6. That cape does look great! Props to you for checking out the books AND then doing the actual sewing! (I’d probably get to the books…but then that’d be about it!)

    • Thank you! I was so excited to actually try it out! I think the post also proves that the instructions are legit πŸ™‚

  7. How impressive! Whatever you choose to do in regard to embellishments, the cape is fabulous.

  8. Liz says:

    Looks nice:-) Wanted to share that your mention of Steeple Peeple (sp) in an earlier post got me over there:-) I was shopping the Wedge yesterday, then saw SP across the street. Remembered it from what you had written, so did a bit of shopping myself! Am not the DIY-er that you are, so everything I bought will be enjoyed as-is, but I got a ring, shirt, a few plates (always need props for those food shots), glassware, and a purse and funky fabric for my daughters. Thanks for the mention so I could figure out what that shop actually sold!

  9. I love capes! Yours is super. I vote leave it as it is, then you can dress it up differently with brooches and whatnot.

  10. Wow, that turned out great!

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