Tuesday, December 14, 2010

tutorial: multi reversible cape

It's not an original idea.  I've seen this in a japanese book somewhere, I remembered it was simple and easy and since I had to do a Christmas gift swap last week, I thought of making this for my partner.  It was a big hit and everybody wants one now :).  My talented cousin came over to drop off my Christmas cakes order and she requested one for herself.  And in return, she modeled for me :D.  This year, Misfits' teachers also got this as a Christmas present :) but I forgot to take pictures.  You can wear this many ways!  For more variations, add more buttons :).  See picture and link below for the tutorial.

NOTE: Some of the readers asked me about the sizing for this.  I've realized my cousin is super skinny :), so if you're like me...you might not be able to do the cross over style, unless you make the fabric a little longer and wider.  It is best if you try draping the fabric on yourself.  You can always add more buttons to make more variations...you can also add buttons along the horizontal length of the fabric as well :)...it would give more variations.


You can even use it for a scarf ;)


This one was for the Christmas gift wrap

Mimi modeling for me :)...she wasn't trying to pout and looked sexy
It was me taking the picture at that moment hehehe
How to (JPEG FORMAT)

Alternatively, you can download the pdf file here
xoxo,
www.liaspace.com

44 comments:

  1. wow, this looks so nice. thanks lia! will be new year gift for myself.

    salam,
    mei

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  2. so smart and beautiful <3 Very tempted to make one, i'll definetly will save this post as a favorite!

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  3. you are amazing. I'm trying it this week end, Thanks

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  4. So Beautiful!!! definitely I'm going to try to make one for me.

    Thanks for share Lia

    xoxo!!

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  5. Thanks for sharing. I love it!

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  6. Absolutely brilliant, this will help me to get rid of some stash! Thansk a lot.

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  7. I have to try this! No wonder every one wants one! It is amazing! Thank you for the tutorial!

    As always, I just looove the fabrics you used!

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  8. Fabulous Lia !!
    I'll save it and will try this tute asap. Thank you so much for sharing :)

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  9. Thanks a lot for sharing :) I love it!

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  10. Liaaaaa make one for me will you???? Pleasssee? You know how thread and needles and me don't fit together:)

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  11. SUPER! Lovely and versatile... Tks
    maomaocrafts.blogspot.com

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  12. I love this! It's my next sewing project, thanks!
    Julie xo

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  13. Lia this is amazing and so beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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  14. Clever! I need to make one of these for my daughter. Thanks for sharing!

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  15. wauw..trimakasii udah share :D
    kita ada award buat mba lia..semoga bisa makin kreatif..
    cek disini yah

    http://printilantusthatusthi.blogspot.com/2010/12/award-stylish-blogger.html

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  16. Wow, so simple but so pretty!!!
    I think I will try it soon :)

    many greetings from Spain,
    your new reader Sylvia

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  17. I love this. will def make this. Perfect for the aircon office in singapore!

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  18. Hi Lia,

    wow, I love your cape! Thank you for sharing the pattern! I think you are making many women happy! I posted it in my blog to share. Thanx!!

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  19. This is amazing, and all from a rectangle of fabric, i love you for showing me how to make this, i can't wait to get sewing (: XOX

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  20. Lucky Meli! I want one too!!
    I'm in Jakarta now and without a sewing machine :(
    Lia, where do you buy your cute fabrics?

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  21. Your cousin is a total knock out in that! I've been wanting something simple looking but gorgeous and this is totally it so I thank you for sharing your tutorial with us all! I think I'm going to head down to my sewing room and see what I can make this out of for myself!

    Of course, after that I'll blog about it and link back to you....and I need to come and look around a little more, love your blog.

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  22. Wow, that's really beautiful! I love how simple yet versatile it is.

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  23. gue pesen 1 yang kuning coklat, bulan depan ok kok.. ya liaaaaaaaaaaa tengss neyk

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  24. ho ho ho i'm the lucky cousin who received this fabulous cape as a gift *grin* Thank youuu!! i love it so much and so great with Jakarta's weather. my friends love it too. even some strangers in the mall asked me where can they get one :)

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  25. Wow, so completely cute and simple too! You can't ask for anything more than that. And just imagine all the possible fabric/pattern/color combos!

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  26. Thanks for sharing this! I made my own cape but was wondering if you place the buttons right behind each other or if you shift them a bit? Also, would you be able to explain to us how you buttoned your cape? I really like having all of the options but can't figure them out. Thank you!

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  27. Wow! This is bright! I love your fabric choices and will be making one of these very soon!

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  28. never fail to awe me! long wiken ini aku mau bikin ini ah.. buat dipake kerja hari senen.. ihihihih.. thankyou mbak Liaaaaa *virtual hugs*

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  29. Hi Lia,

    Thank you for the tutorial, I was inspired by it and I've made my own version.

    I've taken pictures of the result, the "model" is Helena, the recipient of the cape (pics taken with my mom's camera, so they are now on her flickr): http://www.flickr.com/photos/24290804@N07/sets/72157625670238302/with/5290139447/

    These are my changes: I've made it bigger (longer and wider), I've made it all buttonholes (8 at each end) and I tie it up with cuff link style buttons, that is a great improvement because it allows for many more variations. I've used kimono silk (two lengths of each fabric).

    Final size is 114 x 66 cm.
    First buttonhole is at 6,5 cm from edge, then the buttonhole (for my buttons) is 3 cm wide, and between buttonholes there are 3,5 cm distance.

    Thank you again for sharing!

    Cristina

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  30. I finished mine, check i out on my blog!!! Made a girl (5T) version. Really easy as you said, only headache were the buttonholes :) TKS!

    maomaocrafts.blogspot.com

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  31. As you suggested on my blog, I made a modelling session with the proud owner of the cape :) Check it out here: http://maomaocrafts.blogspot.com/2011/01/multi-reversible-cape-modelling.html

    maomaocrafts.blogspot.com

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  32. hello
    I want to know, you make six buttonholes and you put twelve buttons
    or you first make the buttonholes and buttons on each tissue and after you sew together
    thank you for your reply
    carine Lyon in France
    sorry for my bad english

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  33. You just make all the six button holes first (3 on each opposite side) then after that, you just sew 6 buttons on each 3 holes, it is for the reversible effect, if you don't want it reversible, just sew 3 buttons on each side

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  34. mba lia,
    aku bikin multi reversible cape dari tutorialnya mba lia. thx for sharing.
    see here : http://griyahobifitriaa.blogspot.com/2011/03/multi-reversible-cape.html

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  35. Hi there, thanks for sharing it's great! I saw it on your burdastyle page. Thanks again for sharing, I will definitely give this a go!

    Kind regards,
    Elinde

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  36. Wow..I's cool
    Thank you for sharing :)

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  37. this is amazing! I love all that you can do with it! So glad I came across it on Pinterest!

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  38. I love this, I just keep staring at it and trying to make myself actually make it. Do you think it would be possible to make with a knit too? Would it work? I am a self taught beginner and I am not sure what would work...Thanks!

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  39. This is really beautiful. I love it!

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  40. oooohh I love it!! cute, cute!! I will be a follower of youuu!!! :)

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