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?