I was invited to participate in the Twig and Tale Tour for upcycling, and of course, I said yes. Then I remembered I had tweens, and not cute little people that didn’t voice their opinion. I love their Wild Things add-ons. Talk about adorable! I so wish I could have done that with this tour, but alas…tweens.
So…onward to a very simple upcycle. Yes, I made a cape with a blanket. Too hard, right??
You do kind of need a blanket in order to upcycle this garment. I had a specific garment in mind, though.
My daughter is obsessed with these books. They are young adult geared books. If your girl likes strong female leads with adventure and butt kicking…she may like these, as well. My daughter wants me to make cosplay outfits of several of the book covers.
I used the Traveler’s Cape (disclosure: given to me for free for the tour) as the base for this garment. I should have lowered it a bit, but I was at the limit for the width on this blanket.
The cloak was the easy part. The embellishments…not so much. I drew out a sort of copy of the design (I didn’t really like their design), and then cut it out from upcycled suede pants. I have been upcycling that pair for few years, so not much left at this point.
Next was hand-stitching it on. The cape took about an hour to make, if that. The leather took several hours to hand-sew onto the cape. Glutton for punishment, I am.
The cloak fasteners were purchased from Pacific Trimmings online.
I get quite a lot of my hardware there, since they have so much variety. Many times I purchase with no plan in mind. This is why I have this box here, which is not all of the hardware I have:
So, photos. I love doing composite photography, however, I don’t have a lot of opportunity to do so. I took this photo on my white backdrop, erased out the background, and made a new one with brushes.
Clothes: Cape from Twig and Tale. Shirt and leggings are self-drafted.
Decorative blades: From our collection. We have several.
Different pose with more natural skin tone…
To follow along with the upcycling blog tour at Twig and Tale:
Day one: Sew Shelly Sew – Handmade Boy –Nap time Creations – Boevenbende
Day two: Stylin Stacy – The Craftingfiend – Gaafmachine –While she was sleeping
Day three: Huisje Boompje Boefjes –Life in our busy household – The Crazy Tailor – Sew Sophie Lynn
Day four: Crafty like a Rox – The Wolf and the Tree – NZ Green Buttons –Vera Luna – Paisley Roots