Thursday Vintage - Black Cape

It's pretty much universally recognized that the cape is a timeless winter warm up. We've all heard of little red riding hood, right? This black beauty is a vintage cape that my great-aunt made years and years ago. The fabric is a synthetic fur and the clasp is a vintage pewter. Not only did she give me the cape, she also found the original pattern she used to make it and gave it to me as well.

The pattern is McCall 9911, copyright 1938. It's a fairly simple pattern with only three pattern pieces: yoke front, yoke back and a front/back. The gathered shoulder/sleeve is made from a rounded piece at the top of the front/back piece. The cape was made in the longest length. I think it would be really fun to have the short little one to wear out in the evenings.


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