The combination between a bright and cheery Disney princess with the contrast of something so dramatic and simple as the color black and textured fabric was really a draw to me when pulling this look together for the photoshoot with Cardinal White Photography.
I've been told a number of times how much I resemble Snow White, especially with my currently dark hair. Now just change it up with a black dress and red lined capelet, and suddenly I'm Little Red Riding Hood, though that wasn't necessarily my goal when designing and sewing these pieces.
Only weeks after making the dress, I had some extra scrap wool fabric that seemed to be just enough to try making a women's capelet from. Soon, I was cutting it out, not from a pattern, but just from laying it out and drafting a simple circle pattern with corresponding hood. I really wanted to use a deep, rich color to line it with, and decided upon a wine colored silk that I had ordered. Naturally, I thought this capelet would look fantastic paired with the dress I just made, so I also bordered the edges with the same black cotton velveteen as I did with the dress.
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