A bit of a departure for me with this one. I have never been drawn to capes; they always seem so impractical. The design of this one, with its faux sleeves and slim line, convinced me otherwise.
Pattern: Woodland Stroll, a download from Lisette Gibson over at the Oliver+. It was…$12? $13? Something like that. It was worth it. It was easy to put together, easy to pick the right size and the instructions were great.
Fabric: I bought 1.5m of both main and lining fabrics and I only used about 90 cm of both. I have enough left of the grey wool to make pants and I had enough lining to make a matching scarf.
Picking the lining was fairly important as it tends to be quite visible. I was happy to find such a nice match.
This gives you an idea about the sleeves. There’s great movement and they make manoeuvring a handbag more manageable than your typical cape.
The buttons, like I said before in a previous post, came from Rubanesque. I reinforced them with buttons I had hanging around as they are quite heavy.
Here it is with the matching scarf I made up last night.
It got its first outing already! I thought I would really have to wait for a spring day but I got it today. Off I went to the botanic gardens. Crocuses abound already.