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Hubster and I are attending a family wedding in North Carolina this coming weekend. I’ve already made my party dress and was unsure of the winter weather in NC. I started to crochet a black shawl, but with the holidays I knew I wouldn’t get it finished in time for the wedding. I recently spotted black faux fur and knew I wanted to make a capelet type thing. I poked around my fabric bin and found a small amount of black satin backed crêpe , not enough to line a cape, so I decided to line it with faux fur. I doubled over the fur, and cut a rectangle, curving them bottom corners slightly. I then put the wrong side of fabric together, inserting satin blanket binding (for the ties) and stitched together (leaving a small gap). I trimmed the excess from the seams, turned right side of fabric outwards and I hand stitched the bottom hole. I then flopped the top over and tacked down in 5 spots, creating a graduated collar. Voilà!
One nephew keeps asking, “How do you know how to do all this stuff?” and the other nephew keeps saying, “Amazing! You could make a lot of money.” Such a young entrepreneur.
How do you like my capelet?
Your hubster is a lucky man.
Another Wifey said:
This is adorable!
I agree… your Hubster IS a LUCKY man!
The cape is sweet!
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It’s perfect! I agree with your nephews, you are one talanted lady!
Great job with the whole outfit! I saw a cape just like this at Debenhams today for £40! (…and the Fascinator headband, in the land of easy to find fascinator headbands, would have set you back £20.)