This cape is one of my most frequent worn self-made garments! I'm totally in love with it. But have no illusions! It's also the most unpractical garment, try carrying a shoulderbag!
This cape is based on the burda pattern # 132 (08/2012) For this cape I used a cheap wool velvet (80% wool, 20% polyester) I've found on www.stoffen.net
My machine embroidery stitching went very well (to bad I couldn't take a clear picture of it) I'm quite proud of it!
Above you can see the detail of the armholes. I didn't make the paspel armholes as in the orignal design, but instead I opted for armholes in the side seams. I did this because of practical considerations. Armholes in front of the cape would make it even worse to carry a purse!
This cape wasn't difficult to make and lots of fun! I recommend this pattern!
Ps: beneath the cape Claudette is wearing my self-made skirt based on the burda pattern #111a (08/2012)