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Head Over Heels DIY Friday: Multi-Wear Zipper Cape (Cape/Poncho Revamp)

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Sorry I have been a little MIA from the blog this week, work was crazy busy this week and my brain couldn't handle much else. Writing a post might have made my head explode :)  Thankfully, my head is still in tact so I can share a DIY post with you today!  So happy it's Friday!!!

Remember that Cape/Poncho I made a while back?  Well I came up with a new and improved version!  Take a look at the Multi-Wear Zipper Cape!
Don't you love Multi-Wear clothes and accessories?!?  My Mutli-Wear Snap Scarf is still one of our most popular posts so my guess is that you love multi-wear too!? 

Even though I still like the first DIY version of this cape, it just wasn't as versatile as I wanted it to be...
I wore it a couple times and came to the realization that no matter what, it had to go over your head to take it on or off- and that was really the only way you could wear it.  I thought it'd be nice if it had the functionality to just wear as a wrap...  Why, oh why did I sew that darn seam? 

But that was the answer, such an easy fix!  So, I took out the seam I had sewn in the first DIY and replaced it with a separating zipper. 

All other parts of the DIY stayed the same....

That very simple change of adding a zipper allowed for so many different ways it could be worn! 

Thanks Jenny for playing model and making the cape look so cute!

I just LOVE that chunky gold zipper!  It has a thicker utility kind of feel to it that makes the whole thing more raw/edgy looking... ugh love!  I'm gearing up to make another one using a lighter wool-blend fabric in Navy Blue.  It will have a more drape-y summer type look to it- perfect for cooler summer nights! 

I'm Head Over Heels for this versatile look, how about you? 

Would you like to see a photo of the Summer-y Navy Blue one too once I finish it?

Well, I'm happy to report that Spring finally arrived here in Minnesota!  I hope I am not jinxing it by typing this though, we did have a snow storm just seven days ago but it's almost 70 degrees here!  So, I'm going to get outside and enjoy the rest of the day and weekend!  I promise I will try to squeeze in some work on my closet room though :)  ready to wrap that one up! 

Hope you have a beautiful Spring-y weather weekend too! See you soon!