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DIY: Houndstooth Cape
One of my favorite DIYs from the summer was the Diana Ross inspired sequin beach cover up. With a quick fabric change the beach cover up is transformed into a fabulous Fall cape! It also makes a great gift for that fashion forward lady on your list…

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  • How to make a capelet. Houndstooth Cape - Step 1
    Step 1

    Fold your fabric in half. Then cut a “V” shape at the fold for your head to fit through. On the same front panel cut 2 slits in the middle of the fabric about a foot apart from each other. These slits will become the belt loops. Leave the back panel completely whole.

  • How to make a capelet. Houndstooth Cape - Step 2
    Step 2

    Loop the leather trim through the two belt slits in the front panel. Wrap the trim around your waist and back through the loops. 2 yards of trim should be enough to wrap the belt around you twice. Leave the back panel complete free. It’s officially become your superwoman cape!

  • How to make a capelet. Houndstooth Cape - Step 3
    Step 3

    It’s amazing what a yard of fabric can become! Even though I live in Los Angeles and it doesn’t get as cold in SoCal as it does in other parts of the country, I’m always excited about the season change. A change in weather means a change in wardrobe! I’m curious…

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Jill · Foster City, California, US · 27 projects
It looks really great on you!

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