Hello my fellow vintage sewing enthusiasts!
Have you ever had a project that you started and then for some reason put it away for a year? Well, this vintage capelet is one of mine!
This capelet is made from Vogue 2934, a Vintage Vogue reproduction pattern. I made this in some vintage black rose embossed velveteen that my MIL had in her stash. I started making this last year and had planned to wear it on Valentine’s Day 2012, but didn’t get it finished in time and then, of course, I got more interested in other projects and it sat in my unfinished garments box until last month when I took it out because I needed something warm to wear that was fitting to my retro dresses.
It did not take me long to finish, except for the hand sewing of the lining. It’s a pretty easy pattern to make with some vintage instructions.
I didn’t fold the cuffs and pin them up like the pattern instructed and instead allowed for it to be worn either straight or cuffed.
My favorite part of this capelet is this gorgeous button that I got from Britex Fabrics in San Francisco. It was described as Art Deco, but is a little bit Roccoco to me. I love it <3
Unfortunately, I have not been able to wear this capelet yet as it looked too black with a midnight blue silk faille 60s dress I made to wear to a luncheon last month. It goes perfect with the red silk dupioni and black lace dress I made to wear on Valentine’s Day, but unfortunately, my husband has not taken me out for our V-day dinner yet. So, hopefully I can wear this before spring arrives! If not, at least I will have it to wear in the future.