There's a distinct chill in the air: winter has most emphatically arrived. And you know what that means - it's time to bring out the capes. Not that they ever really went away - this is Britain, after all; I was wearing a cape in July.
I LOVE my capes. It started with one in hot pink which I got for a ridiculous bargain price from the fancy dress rail in a local charity shop. Soon after that I added the plaid reversible. Then my cape collection expanded again last spring with this rather fabulous find. This one is my favourite - it's labelled James Pringle of Scotland, and I get compliments every time I wear it. You've seen a glimpse of it before, but I thought I'd share a photo of it in its full glory!
I've also just completed sewing this elbow-length capelet from a 1951 pattern - with bound buttonholes and a proper lining and everything. It was so much fun to sew! I'm selling this one - £40 plus actual postage (happy to ship worldwide).
I think I'm addicted - I'm already planning on sewing another cape, but first I need to decide on a pattern...
PS: Penny Dreadful Vintage has just added several capes to her online shop.