I don’t want to bore you with another one of the capes I have made but….I think that this might be my favorite! I love the pop of white this plaid has. The fabric has a brushed side, that I chose to be the right side. It is just the perfect weight to wear for the mild fall we are having.
I thought I should show what the cape looks like when not worn so you have a better idea how to put one together. I cut a 70 cm by 140 cm rectangle and folded it in half. (The fold is worn down one arm.) Then I inserted a 50 cm separating coiled zipper starting from the edge, leaving a neck opening close to the fold. I topstitched the two opposite sides and frayed the edges. Easy peasy!
Really cute! What is the content of your fabric?
that is so cute
Very cute and love the zip- elevates a basic poncho.
Great fabric choice and the edges are such a classic touch.
Very chic, as always Margo!:)
THanks for posting the flat shot! I have a feeling I'll make one of these at some point when the right fabric calls me name! Do you think it has to be a seperating zipper, or could it be a normal one that zips down from the neck?
Thanks Magroda! I wish I knew that content but it was one of those bolts that read…fibres unknown…sorry!
Thank you Beth, I have worn it so much!
It's always the small details that can do that. Thanks Laura!
Thank you Maria! Btw…I really enjoyed seeing your pics of your trip in Instagram!! Fun!
Thank you Rikki! Sometimes simplicity is just right.
Yes, you could absolutely use a regular zip. In fact, I used one for another poncho but I like that a separating zip makes finishing easier….no need to deal with those ends. I have also worn this like a scarf and unzipping it completely makes this possible. Thanks Gillian!!
Absolutely beautiful! I think I love this plaid even more than the last one!
I wonder if you could comment on the neck opening; its edge doesn't appear to be unfinished. This is a very cute item, thanks for showing it!
So adorable! I love the plaid and the white pop so lovely 🙂
Thanks Carolyn! It's my favorite too!
Sure! Tutorials are not my strong suit, sorry. The neckline is simply turned over and hemmed as a continuation of the zipper installation. Nothing too fancy!
Thanks Hana! I could see you sporting a cape like this…
Very nice! Super stylish & easy to make… yep, might have to try this. 😉
Ooooo…I love this one too! Such a great idea Margo!