This is my second pattern from Trend Patterns and it's called "The Cape". Lucy says that it's the only cape you'll ever want to own! And it's indeed fabulous!
There are four versions to this pattern. There's a shorter length and a super-long dramatic length, and each style has either a front or back zipper.
I chose the shorter length with the front zipper in the size 14.
The style of The Trend Cape is so similar to Marni's Cutout Cape. I really like the casual throw-on-and-go style of it, so I knew I wanted this length.
My fabric is this beautiful Rag & Bone Italian Light Gray Blended Wool Coating from Mood Fabrics.com.
The light gray wool has a slight taupey color. That's why I decided to pair mine with chocolate brown.
The construction of this cape is very simple and it goes together quickly. Trend Patterns is out of the U.K., so they use the Metric System and also industry standard seam allowances, which I love! The cape is unlined and the seams are felled.
And it also has front and back facings.
I used a sports zipper for mine. I think it looks great open or closed.
The drama queen in me wanted to go with the long length. But sometimes I have to reel myself back in and be practical. I know that at this length, I'll want to reach for it often.
Since our ice storm, the weather here has been really mild. It's warm in the daytime (when we're not having torrential downpours) and chilly at night. So this is the perfect thing to reach for to keep the chill at bay. I know have another simple, easy-to-sew piece that packs a seriously stylish punch for my wardrobe!