I’ve been scouring the racks at my favorite thrift stores for a nice warm cape. Since I sometimes wear items with belled sleeves, they don’t always fit very well into my coat sleeves. A cape is a perfect solution!
Sadly, I have had absolutely no luck in finding one. But it looks like my luck has changed, thanks to Melissa over at Trevor Loves Mommy!
I bought this skirt because I loved the plaid and the soft wool fabric. This size 16 skirt had quite a few seams in it, which I usually avoid, but those seams create the flairs you see in the skirt, which was another reason I fell for the skirt. Don’t ask me why, but I immediately thought “capelet” when I spotted this skirt. This skirt only cost me $5.
I don’t know about you, but I always find scads (yes SCADS) of warm wool skirts that I don’t want. This refashion opens an entirely new world of possibilities for me, and I hope it excites you too!
You can check out Melissa’s full tutorial (complete with a link to a free cape pattern) here. Be sure to take a look at her other lovely refashions as well. 🙂