While I was updating my Vanna's Choice section of my Yarn Review page, I re-came across Lion Brand's Starlet Cape. I say 're' because I had previously bookmarked it - and then forgot about it!
My Aunt Patti is getting married in Las Vegas in a few months by an Elvis impersonator. I love the idea because as her and her fiance's second marriage, they just want to have a ton of fun. What is more fun and different than a Vegas wedding by Elvis?
When I re'came across this pattern, I thought, what better for a Vegas wedding than a Hollywood Marilyn Monroe like cape to go over my aunt's wedding dress? It's also fun enough for her to wear the remainder of her days there.
I went to Joann's today and found the Vanna's Choice yarn on sale plus my 50% off coupon for the Vanna's Glamour yarn. I got my Fun Fur yarn at Michaels on clearance 50% off!
*I found that the Vanna's Glamour yarn is rough. It has 4% metallic polyester - even such a small amount makes this yarn rough. It pairs well with the Vanna's Choice yarn, but I probably would not use alone.
Measures 8 inches in length by 32 inches across lower edge.
Took me between 4.5 and 5.5 minutes depending on the row, for a total of about an hour and a half to complete the cape and do the front finishings on the edge plus 35 minutes to do the top and bottom finishings.
I decided to do the ties a little differently. I cut four strands of A and B at 24" long, two strands of each per side. Then I pulled it through the top edge of each side so the strands were doubled, and made an overhand knot to secure. I then divided the strands in two, and twisted the two parts tightly together until near the bottom. Then I made another overhand knot to secure, and cut to make the loose strands even.
I opted not to attach a pom pom to the ends.
I immediately put the cape on and went to go show my mother. She just started laughing! I am so excited to give this to my aunt!
|Pull it forward.|
|Let it lay loose.|
This Starlet Cape is available for purchase in my Etsy shop! It would be perfect for Halloween, a Hollywood party or just for fun! There are so many color options! Feel free to find more color options in the following: Vanna's Choice; Vanna's Glamour; Fun Fur.