Capelets for the Bridesmaids



Capelets for the Bridesmaids

My daughter was married this past frigid December in Boston. Planning for a winter wedding has its difficulties and one of them is keeping the wedding party warm! In August, my daughter asked me if I would make capelets for all her bridesmaids and even though, yes there were going to be 7 of them, I was happy to oblige! I had planed to head in New York's fashion district to pick up the fabric, but luckily I thought to do some checking on the web before I went into the city. We definitely wanted a cream or white wool and I wasn't finding any through my online search! I finally found this amazing wool, along with the flannel backed lining at Farmhouse Fabrics in South Carolina - go figure? When the package arrived in the mail and I realized just how bulky and heavy nine yards of wool and lining can be, I was so happy I found it online and wasn't trying to tote it home from NY on the train! By the way, these capes only took 6 yards so I have a full 3 yards of this beautiful wool and lining to make a coat for myself! #makenine2018.

I used McCalls 3033, View B for the capelets.