Thursday, October 22, 2015

Plaid Cape



With the arrival of fall comes my craving for plaid, chunky scarves, boots and all things cozy. That being said, some fall days start out chilly then turn warm throughout the day, leaving me overdressed and peeling off layers. This cape is the perfect weight for some warmth and then folds up neatly to fit in my purse if I have to take it off.



Have any of you jumped on the cape bandwagon? I have bought a total of three patterns for them this season and then went ahead and made this one without using any of them. The pattern for this is a rectangle folded in half with a zipper inserted into one side. The dimensions for those of you interested.... 70 cm by 140 cm rectangle. I love how the neckline folds into a side cowl when I put it on. I noticed later in these pictures that one side was longer that the other and immediately fixed it. The first is always a bit of trial and error I guess. The next three...yes I made three... were perfect.





I have been following Gillian of Crafting a Rainbow's Project for Better Pictures...so Gillian, these pictures are for you. This is my lame attempt at capturing  movement. A cape doesn't twirl very well so I resorted to jumping. Jumping with long hair doesn't make pretty pictures but could I get extra points for 1... doing it in four inch heels without landing on my face and 2...doing so in front of strangers....can you see those people walking in the background? You can see that they are stepping off the sidewalk to avoid me and my picture taking antics. People are just nice like that here...lol.





So...this will not be the last cape you see from me... I'm kinda obsessed right now.



Update: So...I have published this already but felt compelled to come back and update it by sharing the conversation I just had with Husband...

Husband: "Did you get a post up?"
Me: "Yes"
Husband: "What did you call it?"
Me: "Plaid Cape. Kinda boring huh?"
Husband: "Yeah...you should have called it 'The Poncho Of Destiny'."

????
 Should Husband name all my posts? Hmmm...

45 comments:

  1. I never really cared for capes or poncho's but fell MADLY in love with them last winter so I made two for me and also made them for two friends. Love yours, and your husband did a good job naming your post.

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    1. Thanks Faye! I always feel kinda chic in them!

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  2. LOL....well the poncho of destiny certainly has a Mexican Telenovela ring to it. Your cape reminds me so much of the ponchos I made when I was a kid. Well...Mom made the first ones I'm sure, but they were such a quick, and fun make that I picked up on quickly. I used to put fringe on mine. Not nearly as classy as yours. I love the zipper and the frayed edges! Well done! And good on you for the high heeled jump!

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    1. Thanks Sue! I think these would be great made in a knit as well. What kind of fringe did you put on yours?

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    2. Had to google it to find out what it's called. Bullion fringe. And I remember using corduroy fabric for most of them.

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  3. Great cape! I can totally imagine making several. Love your husband's post title!

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    1. They are so great and fun to make! Husband....he's a crack up that one....

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  4. Well done. I like this one. Great idea and a lovely fabric.

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  5. Love. It, especially with the hat and sunglasses, you've made a cape look cool! Definitely extra points for the jump.

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    1. Thanks Mags! Husband wasn't a fan of the hat which was unusual for him...I love it though.

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  6. Oooh, love this! I'm just about to make a plaid cape, using a vintage pattern. "The Poncho of Destiny" is a fabulous title!

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    1. I'd be scared to let him name all my posts! Thanks Sam.

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  7. Saw review at PR, had to come and see more pictures. Really nice cape idea and so simple. Great job!

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    1. Thank you for visiting the blog Linda!

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  8. That's gorgeous Margo! and you look lovely. I love it, and can see it looking perfect over a wintery dress too, with boots.
    And the poncho of destiny, BWAHAHAHAHA! Your husband is hilarious! :)

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    1. Thank you Carolyn, glad you like it! When the weather gets cooler the boots will be out with this for certain. Yes, Husband is hilarious, all these years would have been no fun without the humor!

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  9. Love it and the zipper trim is such a great design detail!

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  10. you and the cape look great. And I would never have thought of making/wearing one but now I want to.

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  11. How stylish! I love how capes look but there's a strong possibility that I'm too clumsy to wear one without getting all tangled up in it. ;)

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    1. Ha! My clumsiness doesn't stop me!! Thanks Morgan.

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  12. Ha,ha, yes! Let him name your posts! Love how it looks on you, Margo. I'm not so sure of ponchos-capes, but sure yours is simple and gorgeous!

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    1. I'm not sure letting him name all my posts would be a good idea. Maybe I could just tag his suggestion on at the end of each post though! Thanks Merche!

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  13. Absolutely stunning!! Love your autumn look.
    Your hubby is a hoot.

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    1. Thanks Shelley! Yes he is a hoot... LOL

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  14. It's gorgeous! I look forward to seeing photos of the other capes you made.

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    1. Thanks Jeanette! I'll get on that! :)

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  15. I love this Margo and your photos are awesome too!! I can't walk in 4 inch heels let alone jump in them. Ha! I thought it was asymmetrical on purpose so I think it looks great as is! Also your hat is gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks Heather, Husband is usually a fan of hats but wasn't crazy about this one...BUT I LIKE IT AND I'M GONNA WEAR IT! ha!

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  16. Hehehe... The poncho of destiny :)
    Such a lovely cape and you look great as always! Love the pictures :) xx

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    1. Thanks Hana! It was nice to get out to a new location for pics.

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  17. I love this cape! It's one of those magical makes that by rights should look like you just threw yardage over your shoulders, but actually looks totally elegant and awesome. Plus wearing capes is just so FUN! I need one now!!!

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    1. Yes! Everyone needs a cape! Capes for all!

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  18. I love this cape, but I love you more Margo.

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    1. Back at ya Jodi! Miss you! ....Glory...I hope you are the Jodi I'm thinking you are! LOL

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  19. I love when freestyles come out so awesome!

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  20. THE PONCHO OF DESTINY. yes, husband!

    i love that zipper detail! you may have pushed me into another cape :)

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    1. Husband...I got me a good one. Yes! Go forth and make the coolest of all capes! Thanks Marcy.

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  21. I recieved 2 for Christmas from the above designer totally thrilled!

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    1. So glad you liked them Kara!! Hugs!

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