10.19.2012

DIY Audrey Inspired Cape


{Leather leggings: Nordstrom, Lace tunic: c/o PBJ Boutique, Shoes: Zara: (Similar)}

I admit, that capes are a very intimidating thing. You know what else is intimidating? A sewing machine. Well I am on a roll today friends of kicking intimidation in the face. You know what inspired me? Audrey Hepburn (of course)....


Mind you, I agree that nothing can beat fur and organza.....or Audrey. I translated this design to a version I felt I could actually wear in the coming months.


Materials:
1 yard fabric 
(Tweed is great because you don't need to sew a lining.)
4 yards Velvet Ribbon - 1 inch width (Find at Hobby Lobby or MJTrim)
2 Buttons
2 Hook and Latch Clasps
Fabric Scissors

All instructions included on the infographic:) If you want to print or email, download it here.
I have let you all off easy so far with super simple DIY's. This one is intermediate, but I know you can conquer it. A cable knit sweater material or even full velvet would be fun too. I have grand plans for some mini versions for Veronica:D Will keep you posted on that one.


Have a happy weekend ahead!
Love, Anna


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69 comments:

  1. this is. amazing. I want to try ittttt!

    cheers.

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  2. How cute are you in that cape? Awesome job. Thanks for sharing. Don't know if I can pull it off but might give it a try.

    abi

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  3. Happy weekend to you, too. Must confess I am very keen on coats but less keen on the cape, but the ones above are so exquisite. I might have to dash out and purchase one right in time for Xmas;-)

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  4. I just want to say you are amazing! I LOVE THIS! I feel like even I can do it! I can not WAIT to get a sewing machine.

    Sara
    http://seventwentysomethings.blogspot.com/

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  5. The cape is gorgeous. Love the fabric you chose! Have a great weekend!

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  6. Oh my goodness, Anna! You look ADORABLE in that cape! I love it. Great, great work.

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  7. Fabulous job! I think Audrey would be proud...:) Have a great weekend!

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  8. I WISH I could sew. This is adorable. Beyond adorable.

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  9. YOU LIE! You could not have made that fabulous super stylish cape by your own two hands! How do you do it all mama? Totally inspired..but hopeless on the sewing machine...so I will just stare in wonder at how adorable you look in yours...
    off to fish out my two capes from my closet. Thanks for the reminder.
    C

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    1. LOL! Carly I am no whiz by any means but since it only involved sewing on trim, it was feasible;) Someday I will take lessons...

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  10. i'm pretty darn sure i want to be you. SO adorable!!

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  11. anna! that is the cutest thing ever. i can't believe you made it! love!

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  12. I absolutely love this! It looks amazing on you! You are so incredibly talented to make this!

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  13. Wow - you outdid yourself! I def. do not have the skills to make this, but I would buy this! Beautiful job, Anna!

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  14. So classy and fabulous and lovely all in one!!! I'm in LOVE with this cape! Too bad I can barely sew a button :( And the top knot just "tops" it off! Beautiful as usual Anna. This may be one of my favorites of yours!

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  15. You look absolutely amazing in your cape Anna! I think I'll ask my grandmother if she could help me with it, because she owns the only sewing machine I know, haha :) Hope it can stitch through this thicker kind of fabric :s x

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    1. Smart thinking;) Make sure and use a thick needle but you should be good!

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  16. Audrey Hepburn has long been my most favorite fashion icon, especially now that skinny pants are back in style! But let me ask you - I see a lacey top poking under that cape - where did you/could I find something like that? Also, I plan on making this over the weekend. I got 2 50% off coupons to Jo-Ann's. One for the tweed and one for the velvet trim! Thanks for the inspiration and great tutorial!

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    1. Oh yay! Sounds like a perfect plan to me;)
      The lace tunic is from PBJ Boutique (linked above!)
      Good luck to you! Hope it turns out!

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  17. You look so beautiful and classy!
    www.dreamsinapoppyfield.blogspot.com
    xox

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  18. I love this Anna! It is so beautiful and you look fabulous in it! I want to make one!

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  19. Wow! This is great! I've been longing for a cape for quite some timee. I think this is perfect!

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  20. Oh.... how i love this!!!!!! YOu look perfect with it!!!!

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  21. So elegant and classic! But I'm afraid enough of my sewing machine (and cutting proper circles!) that it might take a lot for me to tackle... great tutorial though.

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  22. Love it! Its so darling...I'm a big fan of capes & ponchos. And I love the way you think, going with the tweed to avoid sewing a liner. LOL would totally do that...

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  23. I design clothing for a living (and even had a cape in our fall 2010 collection) and I am so impressed with this! Seriously, you did good. I'm going to have to make another one with your instructions. :)

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    1. Such a cool compliment Melissa! Thank you! Your line is fantastic:)

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  24. Audrey Heburn makes for the best fashion inspiration! And capes are so in now. Thanks for another fab DIY Anna! It looks amazing on you. So pinning this.

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  25. One more comment: You know what would make this even cuter? Making a mini version for a little girl! I just might need to learn to sew now!

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  26. Wow Anna, GREAT job you've done here! The cape looks splendid on you and so couture. Audrey would love to war it too! xx

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  27. That cape looks great, Anna!!! I wish I had more sewing skills...I have problems threading the machine!

    Enjoy your weekend!!

    April
    http://knockedupfabulous.com

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  28. the cape is fantastic! i will definitely be pinning this, and attempting to make it soon.

    the lowercase h

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  29. this is fabulous! someday i will learn how to use a sewing machine, and when i do, this will be my first project.

    -Amy
    http://theblankpagesblog.blogspot.com/

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  30. Baaah! I just squaked like a bird when I saw this. You are just too beautiful, and I love your cape. I can actually try this without seriously ruining anything, I think. By the way...I have a little something for you: http://hellopasadya.blogspot.com/2012/10/anna.html

    Oh! Could you email me your address by any chance? I know that seems like a super strange request, but I'd like to send you something. ;)

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  31. my goodness, if i could pull off a classy cape like you!! i love it!!

    xo meghan
    meandmine-blog.blogspot.com

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  32. I love this Anna! I'm super intimidated by my sewing machine too but might have to give this a go!!

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  33. HAVE TO MAKE!!! You are simply amazing, and I adore style from the 40s, 50s, 60s!!!

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  34. Wow, this is amazing! I think I could handle this level of sewing. I want to make a plaid one!

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  35. Oh my gosh, I didnt like capes till now haha! Yours is so adorable and it looks store-bought, great job! Hopefully one day I'll get around to tackling something like this!

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  36. Gah I NEED some of your talent in the sewing department! That cape is TOO CAYOOT! Awesome job girl :)

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  37. this is amazing! i want one like now!

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  38. Wow, Anna. This is so impressive. I'm not a sewer but I might hint at this to my mom or mother-in-law ;)

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  39. You are rocking that cape lady :) The idea is genius and the tutorial seems not too complicated, but I guess it's just you being super crafty :) Great post.
    Have a nice weekend!

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  40. I LOVE this outfit; capes are chic - and yes, they're a bold statement, so they can be a bit intimidating, but you styled this perfectly.
    xx
    The Fashionable ESQ
    http://www.thefashionableesq.blogspot.com/

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  41. so neat! that's a great looking cape!

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  42. lovely blog.
    http://xtheperfectmess.blogspot.com.au

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  43. Wow that's great! I've been looking for some cute versions of capes when I found this, I'll totally do this for my trip to Scotland! Thanks for sharing!

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  44. Oh wow! This is one of the best DIYs i've ever seen! I've always loved that cape but never found the perfect one. I think now i'm going to make one for me!

    Coco
    www.cocorrina.com

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  45. Very Audrey, and very, very cute! I'm glad that you are conquering your fear of sewing machines! Great tutorial. :)

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  46. Super cute, and super simple. Just my cup of tea.

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  47. So pretty! I'm a new GFC follower :)
    xo
    www.domesticsweetheart.com

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  48. This looks amazing, its coming into summer here is oz :( I'll have to wait until winter to make this.
    xx Tanya
    http://aciddreamsandsugarhighs.blogspot.com/

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  49. you are beautiful and amazing and i hope i'm a quarter as chic as you when i have kids... or ever in my life. period.

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  50. how did i miss this??? love, love, love, love, LOVE!!! XO brynn

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  51. you make the cape look so classy - well done!
    Chic on the Cheap

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  52. Gorgeous!!! I love it, and I love the way you wore it. Will have to try! Thank you.

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  53. This is absolutely amazing ! Totally doing this !
    My Blog - A Pretty Nest

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  54. I went to make this and ended up having to make two trips for twice as much ribbon and a second, larger cut of fabric. Fun tutorial though!

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  55. The cape is so classy. And the shoes and bag are great.

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Love hearing from each of you. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts! <3

 
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