Thursday, October 23, 2014

Shetland Flannel Vintage Cape

Do you sometimes wish you could wear the same things as your kids? Well, this cape is one thing that I would love for myself! 
When I found this pattern (through an Instagram vintage seller, thank you @vintageclutter) I knew that I must make this cape for M. It's vintage Simplicity 9246 from 1970. It features shoulder darts, is fully lined, arm openings, and has an option for buttons loops or bows with snaps. 
When choosing fabrics, I'm naturally drawn to prints even though when I shop I tend to buy things that are more neutral or solid prints. So I'm trying to sew with solid colors a bit more but I also love solids that have a bit of texture to them.
I bought this gorgeous herringbone Shetland flannel, in ocean, from Imagine Gnats and knew it would be perfect. And it is! I have a deep love for herringbone print so I also bought some in pumpkin and gray. It is such a soft flannel and it's just beautiful. I lined the cape with a simple mint colored cotton since it doesn't get too cold here. But I think it would be even more cozy with the flannel for the lining. 
The button loops are made from the herringbone and I also made fabric buttons to match. 
This is such a fun cape and I think these photos look pretty magical! She really loves it and had fun wandering (running) around Rancho Los Alamitos. I want to make her one in every color but that's not very practical. I may need to sew some for all her friends instead. 

I'll be sharing about the skirt next week. It's a good one! 


rachael {imagine gnats} said...

gorgeous! that flannel is SO good!

Inder-ific said...

Oh, yes. She looks like something out a storybook in this gorgeous little cape. Like the "Little Princess" or something. I love it, and I think you could totally pull off a nice cape like this! Why not?

Renee said...

These photos really are magical! beautiful cape and fabric - love how you used covered buttons.

gretchen said...

Beautiful! I just saw this on Kids Clothes week blog. Is the pattern out of print?

Unknown said...

Another beautiful outfit--I just love your fabric combinations! On my blog, I nominated you to participate in The Liebster Awards--you can see what it's about in this blog post!

feathers and frillies said...

I would love to share this photo on my new etsy shops instagram if thats ok?!


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