Saturday, July 27, 2013

Funked up Capelet

This is a denim Capelet I drafted and made a few months back. I was inspired by the Burberry capelets I have seen in the mags and online.
I haven't drafted many patterns in the past few years so it was a nice easy project to get my head back into it. I used Pattern making for Fashion design by Helen Armstrong as a guide. There are instructions on how to draft a cape so I started with that and then modified drastically!
I had some cheap denim from Darn Cheap Fabrics so decided I'd use it incase it was a disaster. I also made a muslin up to make sure it was the right fit and was careful to transfer all the markings with tailor tacks.
It looked a bit boring so I thought I'd funk it up a bit and added some jean studs. I also found some skull satin for lining (which I was going to make some boxer shorts out of for my son)....still plenty left!
I added some shoulder pads as it seem to sink a bit into my shoulders without them. It's probably a touch too short but it will do this time.
I was hoping to share with you the pattern but my computer skills are limited when it comes to drafting.
I might clean up my original draft and upload at a later date.

in the making

1 comment:

  1. That capelet is super cute!! i love the jean funky! I have been admiring capes lately because there is a cape sewalong starting in August. Love this one!