19 April 2012

Capes, not only for superheroes

Capes are such an elegant solution for chilly days. And the best thing is that they are super easy to make. Why don’t you try DIY?

Check out this super cute cape tutorial on Dana’s fashionblog. Her blog is truly amazing.
DIY Cape combined with Jeans

Perhaps you would like a cape with matching belt? Got one on P.S. – I made this.

Don’t let superheros have all the fun.  It’s time you made yourself into a caped crusader.  I recently took my own advice when I spent the day with Elizabeth Holmes, who is quite the DIY queen herself, of The Wall Street Journal.  I dreamt up a must-have DIY cape which infused my favorite tartan plaid and the signature silhouette i love.  More behind the scenes snaPS with WSJ here!
To create, reach for your favorite cotton flannel or wool material.  You will need approx. 2 yards, depending on the size you desire.  First, fold material in half, horizontally.  Place a hat at the top of the fold (half way down).  This will serve as a neck-hole guide.  Continue to cut out a 4”inch panel.  Don’t throw away the scraps! Use the fabric scraps to create a strip which you can use as your belt.  P.S.- add fun brooches, and group in a  cluster, for a stunning finishing touch.  P.S.- Watch the DIY Video HERE.

And if it’s raining outside than the very stylish waterproof rain cape will keep you dry. Go to riding pretty to see the tutorial.

reversable rain cape DIY shared by RidingPretty

Have only five minutes to spare? Than visit Chic That Happened and you’ll find there very quick and easy cape tutorial.

Do you want to make something new and beautiful from something old and boring? Take two sweatshirts and make a cape out of them! Carly from Chicsreals will show you how to.
DIY: Chanel Style Black and White Cape (from Two Sweatshirts)

Is there a cape in your closet?

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for featuring my tutorial! I feel honored :)