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I bought some wool suiting about 3 or 4 months ago and had every intention of making a coat but then I realized I wanted something else. I mentioned in my last post that I was going to make my daughter a cape but she insisted on a different style. Lucky for me, Andrea at GoToPatterns made a Go To Cape for Women, too.

I cut the Tall size for the length and tapered it to the M for the shoulders. Now that I look at photos, I’m reminded of my need for more length in the front for the ladies…but at the same time, I like the cascade look from the front to the back.

The brown wool is a suiting. I interlined it with a thin flannel and lined it with a poly charmeuse. It has the perfect combination of weight and drape.

I can wear this EVERYWHERE and I’m planning on using it with my Victorian costumes.

I swear I tried to get out all the fabric creases. Gah! I thought they were all out.

cape backcape back wingspan  cape side frontcape closed

TA-DAAA!TaDaa cape

No words for my excitement.