I have a question for you, friends and others who read this blog.
Capelets: can they be worn by non-time travelers?
Emily capelet by Ysolda Teague.
I've always like the idea of capelets. They look so pretty and Victorian. A capelet is more steampunk than a shawl and dressier than a bolero, and IT'S NOT A MINI-PONCHO LALALA I CAN'T HEAR YOU. Okay, it's kind of a mini-poncho, but more like a poncho/fancy cardigan hybrid.
I could easily make one and I'm tempted by this Ysolda Teague pattern. The cream capelet and blue dress look beautiful together in this photo, but I'm a little dubious about how to work this into my wardrobe.
Opinions? I don't want to look like a twee lunatic and I feel like I'm on thin ice.