November 7, 2008

Deep Raspberry Capelet

Filed under: Projects — laupre @ 7:40 pm

I have a love for Victorian fashion, and I think it would be great to bring back a few fashion accessories from the time in a new way.  There were my fleece legwarmer spats last winter, and I’ve been making a bunch of faux fur muffs lately (I’ll try to write something up about them soon), but today I’d like to share my little wool capelet I made.


I love pleaty goodness!

It has a nice big hood lined in black faux fur, and a big double box pleat in the center back.


The front has topstitched princess seams and closes with a cute vintage style button.


I added a pretty cord braid around the hood for a special little accent.

So what do you think?  I’m hoping it’s a piece that has a Victorian feel, but can fit well into a modern wardrobe.  I know I like it, and I think I’ll go ahead and buy up some of the lovely wool I’ve been eyeing at the fabric shops this fall to make a few more.



  1. I do like it and you wear it perfectly. I love the touches of detail with the button and the cord.

    Comment by Kelli@GohnCrazy — November 7, 2008 @ 9:05 pm

  2. Gorgeous! You’re a remarkable crafter!

    Comment by hellesbelles86 — November 13, 2008 @ 2:25 pm

  3. Would you consider doing a tutorial for this? I am absolutely in love with it!!

    Comment by Larissa Wardrip — December 10, 2009 @ 9:04 am

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