Monday, September 19, 2011

DIY...THE COLLARLESS CAPE

I scored this orange cape at the church thrift store for 3 bucks after seeing it and trying it on at least 2 times before I bought it.  It just did not look right but I loved the color and buttons so I finally bought it the third time. After all,  nobody else wanted the darn thing.  But I saw its potential with Fall upon us.

So I snapped a few photos of it before I added this to it....oh that is Georgia the dog that jumped out the moving car last week nearly giving my husband and I  heart failure. She had her follow up appointment today and she is doing really well and healing up nicely.

Anyway, like I said I snapped a few before photos....ok, here comes Timothy Winter now who has to smell the suitcase/ prop that I added to the photo and Georgia is just looking like derrrr!  Notice her legs are shaved from her I.V.   They are both only 10 months old so I let them have their way into the photo.  So about the cape for 3 bucks...

It needed a collar...right?  That is why I did not buy it the first or second time.  It looked awkward!  I figured out that it needed a collar so I removed the collar from a dress that I am donating and sewed it on.  Faux fur, of course!  I don't usually sew anything but this was the most simple diy improvement ever....what do you think?  Have a great Tuesday darlings and new followers leave me a comment and I will visit you...Dawn xoxo

12 comments:

Angela said...

Oooooh!! I LOVE the cape and the collar! Bravo! The color will be stunning on you with all that gorgeous hair, and how perfect for fall :) I'm inspired! (ps. the dog and cat in the picture crack me up. too cute!)

two birds said...

that cape is amazing! even more so now with the collar. what a fabulous find. it is going to look so great on you! and you animal friends are most adorable. (it is i, nora bird, that would like the doll, by the way. i will also take this cape, if you are feeling extra generous! ha!). okay, gotta go. mimi is sticking bananas down her shirt! must put a stop to that...

Meagan said...

That cape is fabulous and I love the collar! Glad to hear your dog is doing okay!
-Meagan
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Mongs said...

three bucks? ...(can somebody please help me up?)... you're a pro at thrifting. And the collar? I'm speechless...it's stunning! And Georgia is so cute, I'm glad she is so well now! Your pets are all too cute.

love,mongs
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Cara said...

oh my goodness gracious, that cape is awesome! I am still on a search for one (I blogged about it on Friday) but this beautiful pumpkin color is sooo great. Genius faux fur addition! Glad the pup is doing better :D

Emilie said...

instantly chic with the collar! i love the colour as well, so very fall....

Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

Looks great with or without the collar!! amazing.

Annemarie @ Brunch at Saks said...

This is such a great DIY, Dawn! I have a few pieces I'd love to do this with - thank you for showing us how! Hope you are having a fabulous week :) xoxo's to you

Cat said...

Look at you getting your craft on ... love the idea of wearing capes this fall and just know you are going to look amazing in this one :)

♥ Cat brideblu

KizzyDoll said...

That is awesome! Great price too and I agree with you, the collar makes it better, its what popped in my mind when I saw the first picture (I was good and didn't scroll down yet) it was shouting to me 'I need a collar' and there you did it ;) Fabulous. Love the colour too, you will look great in it, loved the pet commentary, they are precious!! Glad you didn't put another photo without them in it, this is more real :D Hope your havng a wonderful week so far petal!! xxx

Claire said...

i seriously love this! great color and that faux fur collar is brilliant. very inspirational!

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Lindsey A. Turner said...

I love it! The color is so pretty! I just found a very similar cape today at Goodwill but its royal blue. That's so funny!

Lindsey Turner
http://thriftandshout.blogspot.com

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