Monday, 8 June 2015

I Made It Monday - Cape

Welcome back to I Made It Monday!

I'm wearing a Cape I made using New Look 6227 pattern.  I've seen a lot of capes about and really love the look.

I used a fabulous (albeit hard to sew) wool blend plaid I picked up at The Remnant Warehouse which is MY happiest place on earth (sadly it's almost 2 hours away, but worth the drive!).

I found the fabric hard to sew as it has a loose weave which stretched slightly while cutting and sewing.  Now I know there are lots of professional type methods to prevent these issues... however I frantically do my cutting and sewing during nap time so I don't have little "helpers".  Mama problems.

Matching the plaid (or trying to) made me break out in a cold sweat, but that said I'm happy with how it turned out.  It's a great piece as it keeps you warm, but is not as heavy as a jacket.  And it just feels fancier! 

Cape: Made By Me / Top: Long Tall Sally / Pants: Made By Me
Earrings: Made By Me / Sunglasses: Collette Dinnigan

Look! No arms!
Photos c/o my wonderful Husband

Have you tried the cape trend yet??


  1. Caaaaute! cape, I love this outfit. You look great! Always fun stopping by your blog! Sending love.

    1. Thank you so much! I love your blog, style & positivity. I'm really flattered that you stop by!
      X Allison

  2. This is so sophisticated! Great job!


    1. Thank you Ruth! It's so rewarding to wear something you have made. X Allison