Cape it

Whilst on my holiday in Adelaide I sat outside a pub in town - right near American Apparel. In the window was a cape - it was red with a hood - just like little Red Riding Hood. I wanted it - it was cold. It was late night shopping so I went and tried it on - how much I wanted that cape right then. However it was made from cheap fleece and it was WAY out of my budget.

When I returned home I was desperate to find a pattern and make my first cape. I found one or four patterns I liked - not any that were perfect to make the one I really wanted. However I made this one - it is an up cycled purple blanket and a thrifted vintage sheet for the details. I have, since this picture, put on some snap fasteners to do it up securely along the front.

I wont be keeping it for myself - I will be selling it online or through the market for $120. I will be endevoring to make my dream cape soon. I just need the most perfect material first.

Till then - in caped dreams - I will persist with my disastrous grey dress making and attempt to put in my first invisible zipper....sigh.

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Michelle Walker is a Tasmanian born creative. An Artist for life, Visual Arts Teacher, Graphic Designer, Photographer, Hairdresser by trade and mother to two beautiful children.