Caped Crusader

by Mkonieczki on December 31, 2011 · 9 comments

in 1960s

Hello! Hello! And, happy (nearly) New Year!

It was very important for me to end the year on a high note. See, I’ve been in a rut. For the past several months, I’ve been searching for my sew-jo. After many failed attempts, I think I found it with this cape sewn from Simplicity 7262.

This cape Represents a lot of first attempts at new skills for me, and it was a huge boost to my sewing-self-esteem. I am completely thrilled with the finished product. Also, ┬ábecause knitting is my first love, I crafted some coordinating accessories to complete the look! Many more pictures and more information on these projects can be found on my blog. I LOVE visitors, so feel free to stop by to say, “Hello”!




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Katherine December 31, 2011 at 6:01 pm

Plaid matching for the win! This is adorable – you should be insanely proud.


Mkonieczki December 31, 2011 at 7:10 pm

Thanks, very much Katherine! I took special care to try matching my plaids. It was my first time working with one, so I was nervous. :-D


Yasmin December 31, 2011 at 6:36 pm

This is super-cute! You did a really great job with it, and the matching accessories are a hit :)

I live in the tropics but seeing so many gorgeous capes and coats online has given me this crazy/wild idea to attempt one … in the very far future, though ;-)


Teresa December 31, 2011 at 8:22 pm

Wow! Your cape is amazing!
I love it and it looks fabulous on you. Great work!


BoPeep January 1, 2012 at 12:12 pm

haha! Your “sew-jo!” I never heard that before (but will add it to my vocabulary). I have a love-hate relationship with capes – love the romance of them but hate the functionality. However…plaid makes EVERYTHING better!! Your cape is beautiful!! And now I am forced to take a second look at my cape patterns… :)


DapperDuds January 2, 2012 at 3:21 am

You look incredible, the gloves and hat are perfect as well!


FiftiesFrocks January 2, 2012 at 5:04 am

I love your cape! It’s perfect and (almost) makes me wish it was colder down here so I could make one too.


A.J.A. January 4, 2012 at 10:52 pm

This is awesome! I love everything about it!


mariebayarea January 6, 2012 at 7:20 pm

This is the best


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