March 2010 - May 2011

1890s-1900s Tartan Cape

A wool flannel cape, similar to the cream version.

I'd forgotten how difficult this plaid was to cut the first time around. It was just giving me fits. So I ditched it (in the unfinished objects box). Then I decided to give it another go. I cut off some facing and hem to correct for my original errors. Of course, center front still doesn't mirror all the way down. The collar is interfaced with a woven, sew-in "firm support," and the cape is lined in Bemberg rayon. The rest of the construction is the same.