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Process: Making Felted Capelets with SmallStars

Claire Townsend of had a very bad day at the laundromat a while back. Despite being a costume designer and handling fabric for a living, shes not always careful with her own stuff. Some of her vintage sweaters from the 1950s and 60s accidentally made their way into a dryer full of jeans. They came out much smaller and very felted. (see the full blog post for more information)

The Costume Box: Dress-Up for Holiday and Every Day

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Comment by Growingold on October 30, 2011 at 2:50pm
Super video; and you're quite talented.  Thanks for sharing.
Comment by Patricia McClain Osborne on December 22, 2010 at 12:25am
This is fabulous. Great look. I have a sweater coat I had accidentally put in the dryer. It has been hanging around for a long time waiting for repurpose, recreate inspiration. This may be just the direction I need to go. That is when I recover my sewing room again. I had to transform it into a guest bedroom for a while.
Comment by Marsha Egleston on December 18, 2010 at 7:02am

Love the cape!

 I have so many ideas for old to find the time to play with them.

Thanks for the idea and showing how you did it. Your embellishments were just the thing for this cape.

Comment by ga447 on December 17, 2010 at 2:58pm

Absolutely beautiful, you are very talented.  I just love the cape.

Comment by Sewbusy on December 17, 2010 at 9:34am

how sweet!  love her button stashes!

Comment by marsha on December 17, 2010 at 8:48am

very cool i like it have a great day

marsha in tennessee

Comment by Gloria Allender on December 17, 2010 at 6:51am
Great idea.

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