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Le Blog de Sushi: Trend love: capes & capelets

Sunday, January 24, 2010

{ Trend love: capes & capelets }

Part of the reason I'm looking forward to autumn is so I can try play around with wearing (and possibly making) a cape or capelet. Althought I found the shorter length ones more appealing at first, seeing Pandora and The Blonde Salad wearing the longer styles makes me want to try both.

Miss Pandora cape photo set @ Le Blog de Sushi
Miss Pandora cape photo set @ Le Blog de Sushi
The Blonde Salad cape photo set @ Le Blog de Sushi
The Blonde Salad cape photo set @ Le Blog de Sushi
Blair Waldorf Gossip Girl capelet @ Le Blog de Sushi
Images courtesy of misspandora.fr and theblondesalad.com

I also found some sewing tutorials that don't look too hard. There's one by Ruffles & Stuff on how to make a Blair Waldorf capelet. And on another site I also found a tutorial on making an opera-style cape and a pattern for a hooded cape. Has anyone tried making a cape before?

26 comments | Trend love: capes & capelets

hannah elizabeth said...
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i adore the longer styles - i think the top one is from zara? love!

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Chelsea Nicole. said...
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i have a gorgeous black vintage capelet that i used to use all the time when i lived in manhattan, i miss cold weather.

adorable blog, by the way.

xxoo

quitecheekygirl.blogspot.com

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Lightning Heart said...
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ohh i love capes, i have a red one but i only wear it when i'm on stage haha i'd love to get one like leighton's though, so cute

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an92 said...
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Blair's thanksgiving outfit is one of my favourites :) I have a waist length cape but seeing the long capes really make me salivate!

x

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Marina Telenga said...
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Thank you very much! These photos are amazing!

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Krista said...
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I love the longer capes too, I would go with the third tutorial you posted, I imagine it would have a nice drape being cut from a circle pattern. Can't wait to see what you come up with if you decide to make one!

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♥Lola said...
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I adore these capes :) BS's is so cute on her!

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bowsnhearts said...
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I love the capelet on B!

I haven't seen much capelets around in Australia but quite a lot of them online. I wish I can try on some!

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Betty said...
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I've made a cape before. Super easy to sew. I wish I could find a pattern similar to the blair waldorf one. Unfortunately the one tutorial isn't like it at all. Totally different collar :(

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tonimacaroni said...
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i love the last two outfits, they look really good. I dont think i could pull off a cape!

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Corinna said...
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in the december issue of german burda magazine were patterns for capes i think, maybe you can buy the patterns from the homepage and print them...but either way, i think sewing a cape shouldn't be too hard, because you don't have to sew on sleeves and for me that's usually the hardest part ;)

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STYLEEZTA said...
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there's a teal one at ASOS.com that is ADORABLE! I might order it :)

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Miss Tofu said...
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Ooo... capes and capelets are so timelessly beautiful!! I love the trend, but I would wear them (and do wear them) even if they weren't in fashion. (In fact, I'm wearing a charcoal wool capelet as I type. =D)

I look forward to seeing your DIY cape should you end up making one!

<3 from pretty-preoccupied.blogspot.com

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srta a said...
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love black one :)

XX!!

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KeepSmiling said...
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It seems to be harder than I imagined!
I prefer the longer ones!

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Ami Schaheera said...
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wow! are you gonna make yours? can't wait to see it if you do <3

http://sputnik--sweetheart.blogspot.com/

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♥alicia said...
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I think a lace capelet would look gorgeous in Blue or nude!!!

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Ruta said...
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I love capes. I have a poncho I can't wait to wear during the fall. But a cape sounds fantastic. Lily wears some really well in Gossip Girl in case you want to look them up.

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Mani said...
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i'd love one the longer capes, they look so fun to wear haha :)

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Taru Tuomi said...
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You can never go wrong with a cape

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angelaseeangelablog said...
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Aren't capes just splendid? I've always loved capes as an alternative to a jacket or coat I've got 3! I made one not long ago, lemme dig it up for you! Ahh two, http://angelaseeangelablog.wordpress.com/2009/08/31/were-chasing-stars-to-lose-our-shadow/

http://angelaseeangelablog.wordpress.com/2009/07/09/houndstooth-and-ruffles/

sorry for the little bout of spamming hehe. I just adore capes.

Thanks for the comment!

XXASAB

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Marjorie said...
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Still on the hunt for a cape for winter :)
Thanks for the comment at mine
xx

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diamondsinchampagne said...
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I also adore capes. I bought a gorgeous gail sorronda one, and can't wait till winter to wear it!
x

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Célèste Brott said...
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I have a pattern to knit a capelet, which I'm going to get around to doing some time. But I love the longer ones too, like the one The Blonde Salad is wearing, which is similar to one I knit for my mom for Christmas.

~Célèste

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clairetownsend said...
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I make felted ones, out of recycled sweaters, and decorate them with trim and vintage buttons. I have a little tutorial online of how I make them here

http://www.etsy.com/storque/video/?channel=3

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