Meet my New York Cape! Isn't she beautiful? My lovely parents gave me the pattern as a Christmas present and I had been keeping my eye out for the perfect check wool coating. Finally I found the perfect fabric, a Marc Jacobs wool coating from the The Fabric Store, and I was on my merry way.
Cutting the fabric out took some time and mental strength, not to mention a stiff drink! It took me hours to get my head around matching the checks both vertically and horizontally. It's not perfect but I am very pleased with it. I used some handy tips from Pattern Scissors Cloth for working with checks and plaids.
All up, this project was a really enjoyable sew. I really like the finish that the binding gives and I love my new cape. Perfect for a girls night out at The Brunswick Green with my mothers group friends.
Pattern: Tessuti New York Cape
Fabric: Marc Jacobs Wool Coating from The Fabric Store
Notions: 8 x 23mm buttons from Rathdowne Fabrics, 5.1m navy Mokuba wool binding from Tessuti, 6m navy poly-cotton 12mm bias binding, thread & interfacing