07 October 2008
I have long wanted a cycling cape, but at £400.00 ($699.91) that wasn't going to happen any time soon.
Instead I think I'll have a brand-new approximation for $4.00 plus labor.
I found a Simplicity pattern that is pretty close to the Dashing Tweeds cape, on clearance here for $1.00. I found some fabric on sale for $1.99/yard. The pattern calls for 1.5 yards. I think I might spring for some ribbon to bind the seams, at 10 cents a yard it might add up to another dollar to my total. Below you can see the fabric I chose. I may spring for different fabric if this one turns out well. I will say that the fabric is prettier in person than in a digital photograph.
No, it won't be the same as the luxury cape. I know that. I will certainly keep you posted on how it goes... and also how I'll spend the approximately $694 that I've saved!