|photo from the October 2013 issue of Burda Style|
Not bad for an evening of sewing. I used the same brown/black faux mink in my 12/14/12 post Detachable Faux Fur Collar. Here is the pelerine over a gray beaded sweatshirt and white button down shirt. I could add jeans or slim trousers to complete the look.
|Pelerine over sweatshirt and white blouse|
The pelerine perks up this gray wool winter coat and adds warmth over the chest which is where I need it since I live in Chicago.
|Pelerine over gray wool/lace winter coat|
Here are a few construction details:
Take any cape pattern, and shorten it to just below the bust line.
|Make a mini-cape muslin|
|Cut fur from wrong side|
|Cut backing only, not fur hairs|
|1/2" seam allowances have been trimmed|
|Catch stitch seam allowances flat; there are only two!|
|Side seams are nearly invisible|
|The finished project|
If you have a chunky sweater knit, try making a pelerine from that. I'd also like to try a bright color fur, say blue or dark green.