Tessuti New York Cape
I know I am late to the cape party but when I found the most devine wool coat fabric in Fabric Vision's recent sale, I was powerless to resist. Add to the temptation a proliferation of capes, ponchos and wraps that the onset of cold weather started to bring out of the woodwork and I was sold.
Armed with my pattern and my fabric, I then needed to formulate a plan. The pattern calls for wool binding which is something I did not have access to. I did however have a basket load of wool knit fabric scraps and enough cotton woven which I could make binding out of. I wasn't sure still how I would go about the binding but figured that it could probably work.
My cape has been finished for a few weeks waiting on my buttons to arrive from China. I ordered them on Aliexpress and then watched the tracking almost daily until they arrived in Auckland. They seemed to get stuck in customs for around 4 days which I found extremely frustrating. I gave up eventually thinking my buttons had been lost in our postal system. I found some in my stash that did the job to at least get the cape wearable. I had no sooner stitched the darn things on when my neighbour knocked on the door with my package. It seems they had been delivered to the wrong house and could well have been there for a few days before she brought them over. Can I be bothered changing the buttons now? I am not sure.