Saturday, November 7, 2015

Lumberjack Chic




I don't want to bore you with another one of the capes I have made but....I think that this might be my favorite! I love the pop of white this plaid has. The fabric has a brushed side, that I chose to be the right side. It is just the perfect weight to wear for the mild fall we are having.







I thought I should show what the cape looks like when not worn so you have a better idea how to put one together. I cut a 70 cm by 140 cm rectangle and folded it in half. (The fold is worn down one arm.) Then I inserted a 50 cm separating coiled zipper starting from the edge, leaving a neck opening close to the fold. I topstitched the two opposite sides and frayed the edges. Easy peasy!





20 comments:

  1. Really cute! What is the content of your fabric?

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    1. Thanks Magroda! I wish I knew that content but it was one of those bolts that read...fibres unknown...sorry!

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    1. Thank you Beth, I have worn it so much!

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  3. Very cute and love the zip- elevates a basic poncho.

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    1. It's always the small details that can do that. Thanks Laura!

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  4. Great fabric choice and the edges are such a classic touch.

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    1. Thank you Maria! Btw...I really enjoyed seeing your pics of your trip in Instagram!! Fun!

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  5. Very chic, as always Margo!:)

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    1. Thank you Rikki! Sometimes simplicity is just right.

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  6. THanks for posting the flat shot! I have a feeling I'll make one of these at some point when the right fabric calls me name! Do you think it has to be a seperating zipper, or could it be a normal one that zips down from the neck?

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    1. Yes, you could absolutely use a regular zip. In fact, I used one for another poncho but I like that a separating zip makes finishing easier....no need to deal with those ends. I have also worn this like a scarf and unzipping it completely makes this possible. Thanks Gillian!!

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  7. Absolutely beautiful! I think I love this plaid even more than the last one!

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    1. Thanks Carolyn! It's my favorite too!

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  8. I wonder if you could comment on the neck opening; its edge doesn't appear to be unfinished. This is a very cute item, thanks for showing it!

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    1. Sure! Tutorials are not my strong suit, sorry. The neckline is simply turned over and hemmed as a continuation of the zipper installation. Nothing too fancy!

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  9. So adorable! I love the plaid and the white pop so lovely :)

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    1. Thanks Hana! I could see you sporting a cape like this...

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  10. Very nice! Super stylish & easy to make... yep, might have to try this. ;-)

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  11. Ooooo...I love this one too! Such a great idea Margo!

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