Admitting that I am obsessed with capes is probably still an understatement. I have a black wool cape that I wear all winter long and absolutely love it. As I started to look around for a trench style cape, I realized that they were hard to come by. Burberry had a nice version, but it was short, single-breasted, and …not exactly what I was looking for. Not to be discouraged, I decided I would just make my own! I signed up for a sewing class mid-January and since there wasn’t a cape-making class (What?!) I first tackled a skirt and then a dress as part of the group. After that I jumped into the advanced group so that I could work on my own projects…enter cape! I made it exactly how I wanted: I picked the fabric, chose the length, made it double-breasted, put a gun-flap in front, and a flap in back. It took a lot of hours, but I’m thrilled with the outcome. I think it will get a ton of use…once the weather gets a little cooler:-). There are a few things I’ll change as I go to make the next cape, but overall I’m really excited about this one.
I wanted this to be a DIY post, but failed miserably because I didn’t document the process and took a total of 0 pictures along the way! Next cape:-)
cape: my own similar Burberry cape here
shoes: Ted Baker similar here, here and (on sale for $22!) here
Thank you for reading!