When I was preparing my Vintage Pledge, I wanted to practice the Decades of Style 1930s Capelet before I cut into the silk velvet so I made this one – from a curtain which I got free at REmida, and I lined it with some hot pink pongee from Fabulous Fabrics.
That collar is supposed to sit up or down, not sit all dog eared like this, but no matter. The collar should be secured with a button, but I feel as though I’m being strangled, so didn’t put one there.
Speaking of buttons, I used three 1940s buttons that I just happened to have in my stash, and I don’t think I could have found better buttons if I scoured the known universe.
I love the back of this jacket – it feels rather Sherlock Holmes-like.
I wanted to style this jacket in front of a 1930s building, and chose our local movie theatre, but Mark had to stand in the middle of a busy road, so it was a bit disconcerting.
I made the brown bengaline wide-legged trousers to complement the capelet, but sadly I haven’t managed to coordinate a top yet. Anyway, I did get my hair styled into a kind of Marcel wave, so here it is in all its glory.
and here I am trying (and failing) to look a bit 1930s movie starlet
I’ve now made two of these capelets, but don’t think they will be the last.
[Later update: I forgot to mention that the pattern does not include lining, I have lined mine because I felt that it gave it more polish. The lining did add a level of complexity that I could have done without, but I’m glad I lined it.]
32 thoughts on “1930s Capelet”
Another winner – looking so chic!!
Thank you grammymurry I wear it a bit which means that I like it too 😀
Your second vintage caplet is ravishing – love the red lining poping out – and the fit is so good with your wide-legged pants, you look like 6 feet tall on the picture in front of the cinema. Were you asked for autographs?
You are so funny Hélène! I think this is my favourite capelet. I like the crispness of it.
Love the photo shoot as well as the capelet 😀
Thank you gnomestar, I enjoyed swanning around doing it!
Gorgeous Sue!!!! love the contrasting lining
Thanks Rachel, it wasn’t in the pattern, but I think the lining gives it a bit of polish.
I think that i slso would have tried to keep the collar down. I love the outcome
Thank you Marieke 🙂
That is a really cute little capelet! The lines are lovely. The fabric is really nice too, you would never believe it was an old curtain, an excellent save! 🙂
I agree it looks very professional with the lining. I couldn’t imagine it without. Nice work – inside and out!
Thank you Linda 🙂
Gorgeous little capelet. The fabric is so nice and the lining and the buttons are just perfect. The top you wore with it co-ordinated nicely, I think.
Thank you KaSchu, I also love those buttons!
Gorgeous – no-one would guess the provenance of the fabric! The pattern is really cute. I think I want one (or more) of these 😉
Oh yes, Kim, you must make some, this is a fabulous pattern!
This version is a beauty. Great match between inside and outside. The color contrast is really beautiful. And the buttons: they are so perfect.
Thank you Sonja, I’m really happy with it.
Loving the pop of pink and that it has shaping to the back under the cape
It is actually a lovely shape under that cape, Lynsey.
Such an elegant capelet. Love the fabrics you used and the lining adds a beautiful finish.
Thank you Jean. This would look nice on you!
Absolutely gorgeous! Great design lines – great idea to add lining – and the colour combination is a winner. And those pictures! Swoon!
Thanks Sally, I have to say that this is one of my favourite jackets and I wear it at every opportunity!
Capelet looks gorgeous on you Sue. Can’t believe it was curtain material! Buttons are perfect. Congrats on the lining. not something i would attempt without a pattern.
Thank you Roma, It’s not quite as hard as you might think without a pattern, it just needs planning!
great blog Sue!!!! I’m loving your caplet and pictures~~
Thank you Dominica 😘