Jeri here from sunny South Carolina and the blog My Modern Vintage. When the gals decided to start The Monthly Stitch I was super excited to be a part…until I saw the August challenge! Don’t get me wrong, I love the look of capes and they always remind me of Audrey Hepburn or Sherlock Holmes but since I live in a climate where the humidity is near 100% for months at a time it is hard to imagine how a cape would fit in to my wardrobe.
That’s where the tips in this post came in handy. I started a search for an easy cape and actually found one named after Audrey from In Honor of Design. I made a slight tweak by cutting more of an oval shape instead of completely round and I also added a lining but other than that it was pretty true to the original.
I tried buttonholes by machine for the first time and let me tell you, it was a pain! I definitely need a lot more practice to get proficient so before long you may see me finally tackle the Hawthorn shirtdress that is in my UFO pile. Overall I am really pleased with how the final garment looks. The oval shape covers my arms well but doesn’t hang down so far that I need to have slits to fit my arms through. I can definitely see my fabric sale sleuthing skills put to work while wearing this cape!