Cape--the word brings to mind medieval fairs and fairy tales. But, capes are kind of in again, and I had some vintage wool lying around but didn't feel like doing another coat. I have enough coats. So I pulled out the nice (Pendleton!) wool piece and thought about doing a cape... lovely.
Turns out there are cape patterns out there--I used McCall's M5764.
I had fun with the buttons and everything. I love plaid! And wool, and this cape is super cozy.
I guess when it's short it's technically a capelet. It's fairly full through the arms, but not too full, and I don't feel like I've just come from a Renaissance fair when wearing it. It would be great with a scarf, too!