Tuesday, January 19, 2016

I Remade a $5 Plaid Skirt into a Cute Little Capelet

I have a weakness for plaid and fell in love with this $5 wool plaid skirt at the thrift store.  I also liked the way the skirt flared out at the bottom.  I knew this would be the perfect skirt for a cute little capelet.

I found a free capelet pattern by Thunderlilly on BurdaStyle.  I only used the lining pattern pieces as I didn't have enough fabric to make the capelet as originally designed.  To preserve the flairs of the skirt, I didn't lay out the fabric flat when I cut the pattern pieces.

Read all about how to refashion a skirt into a capelet on my blog www.trevorlovesmommy.com


vintagevogue said...

That turned out great! You would never know it was a refashion.

Kathy W. said...

This is SO SMART! I LOVE this idea!

jennifer elliott said...

Wow! I think the skirt was meant to be a cute cape. Great job.

Jennifer, EOD

Marisa Glied said...

Adorable idea!