This morning I woke to 40-something-degree weather–not exactly what I’d expect for April. Though my heart yearns for warmer temperatures, I’m actually still excited about chilly evenings. It’s the perfect excuse to wear a few more layers. The other day I pulled out a light-weight wool from my stash with the hopes of it becoming a cape that could add warmth on chilly commutes without a lot of weight. That’s when I found my faux fur stash and remembered this gem.
And with the return of Mad Men on Sunday, the perfect excuse to create a vintage-inspired capelet was born (I honestly I may I watch that show to see the costumes and sets more than the show itself). I used one of my old coats as the foundation for the pattern, which was super easy to draft. The collar is simply a rectangle, so no headache there. If you’d like to make one too, check out the pdf of my pattern on the WeAllSew blog from Bernina!