simplicity 2522: cape in action!

i had planned to show a few photos of my s2522 cape here and on my blog, but actually only recently got decent ones. so forgive me for sharing them in this separate and delayed post.

i had planned to post finished photos of my insane S2522 cape from my recent trip to paris–only i ended up only wearing it one day! and i didn’t take a photo!

it’s interesting how sometimes, when you are planning a garment, you see it styled very specifically. in this instance i had a clear vision of what the ideal “under garment” for this cape would be–a great blouse, a short skirt about the length of the cape, and a killer pair of boots. and you know what? it looked…ok.

who would have guessed that a great outfit for the cape would be that casual fridays classic, trousers and a button-down shirt?

blouse: elizabeth and james
trousers: madewell “widelegger”
belt: j. crew
scarf: hermes “Nuées Imaginaires”

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5 comments… add one

  • I love capes. Made one last year, but its definitely not a vintage pattern. Love the shoulder seams on this with that slight gathering. Really adds a nice detail to this. Good color too.

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  • Love it! Going to go on Ebay and see if I can find the pattern!

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  • Absolutely love it! The neckline and shoulder details are just delicious and really make it stand apart from the usual capes you see.

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  • that. cape. is. AMAZING! wow!

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  • thank you all–i was a bit afraid of the neckline as i was making it, because i feared it might be *too* dramatic, but i am really learning to embrace and love it.

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