Charlotte Gainsbourg has the voice of a dove and the kind of beauty that never passes for merely "cute" or remotely pretty. Watching Jane Eyre (1996) last night left me longing for capes, cloaks, and long frocks that brush against my ankles. And a little Charlotte on the playlist.
From the capelets to the long cloaks and the gorgeous white dressing gowns or nightgowns, the opportunities abound.
For the tutorials and how-to's....
Sew a walking cloak (The Jane Austen Centre)
Knit cool cape (Pickles)
White sheet hooded cloak (Mermag)
A cape for all seasons (Imagine Childhood)
Upcycled kids capelet (Project: Project)
Little riding capelet (The Black Apple)
How to sew a capelet with pattern (Prudent Baby)
Sweet little capelet (Sew Mama Sew)
Audrey cape tutorial (Project Run and Play)
Multi reversible cape (Lia's Space)
Lacey bolero (Joy Folie)
Blair waldorf capelet (Ruffles and Stuff)
1830's corded petticoat tutorial (Historically Dressed)
Capelet collar pattern (Sew Stylish)
18th century style cloak (Romantic Historical Clothing)
1820-1840 corset ( Koshka the Cat)
1790's wrap-front gown (American Duchess)
18th century petticoat (Koshka the Cat)
For inspiration and admiration....
Poison ivy hooded cape (Stitchophrenia)
A capelet for sister (Pretty Ditty)
Corded petticoat (Koshka the Cat)
Boulevardier capelet (BHLDN)
A Most Peculiar Mademoiselle
Embroidered regency dress with pink spencer (Koshka the Cat)
c. 1810 silk dress (Adventures of a Costumer)