Warrior, superhero or fashionista?
Cape or Capa, in portuguese, derived from the Latin cappa, which comes from ex cappa. (Escape). The object that given the nature of it’s own name has always exerted a mysterious and magical appeal. In every society capes played an important role in historical clothing. Not only relevant in contemporary time; heavily embroidery pieces archived at the V&A comes to my mind; but in current fashion. Capes are facing a strong revival thanks to Burberry, Lavin, Vilshenko, Tibi and Temperley. Let’s face it. Capes are the new jackets.
That is because Capes are alluring. How such a simplistic design can be so evocative of drama. THE red cape being the preferred outerwear choice of adventurers. Pick the iconic fairy tale, Cesar, Dracula, Superman or my all time childhood favourite SHE- RA.
In case you are wondering I sewn New Look 6151; Workroom from Project Runway. The pattern is described as relaxed fit cape with drop-shoulders and a notched collar. Size 12. Longest length of pattern sewn as is from the envelope.
Fabric: Super delicious triple crepe* from Minerva. For the lining I used left over fabrics (Polkadot & red). *Allowance from the BN. To avoid scorching crepe when pressing: Use a 100% cotton clean damp tea towel between the iron and your fabric.
Worn with Papercut Saiph. Special thanks to my mom-in-law for taking pictures at Gold Hill: Shaftesbury- Dorset during Easter.