Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Cold Weather Gear

Just a quick view of ways to keep warm, vintage style... if you're going to sew and wear vintage styles, be aware that they look really silly with modern outerwear. Wouldn't want to spoil the effect of all that work, would you?



Capes and cloaks are a great solution - they're quick and easy to sew, look dramatic, and in the right combination of fabrics, can be quite toasty. I lucked into a lot that had quite a few cape patterns - some have already sold, so there's only one listed right now (the Vogue, above), but there are more to come.

5 comments:

LuliBags said...

I have a vintage cape which I absolutely love. I will check out this pattern as I'd love to make one. Lx

fripperie said...

The Vogue i've got listed now is a simple full circle cape. If it's later than you're looking for, i think i've still got at least one mid-50s cape pattern waiting to be listed - three different lengths on that one, with a hood or a wide collar.

愛的理由 said...

Every why has a wherefore.........................................

Karen said...

Wow, what gorgeous patterns! I am re-teaching myself to sew, so hopefully I will work my way up to designs like that soon.

http://nounouvintage.blogspot.com

fripperie said...

Glad you like them! The capes especially are pretty simple (and more forgiving on size where you have to grade), so don't be daunted! Guess i really need to get a few more listed, before the season's over...