Her mum wanted a really warm cape to go camping with her little girl in the fall.
As I make my garments from mostly vintage, reclaimed or thrifted fabrics, it really depends on what I have on hand at the time as to what I can use.
She liked the look of this beautiful fine wool houndstooth and the gorgeous purple paisley cotton for a splash of winter colour.
The purple fabric was one L found for me at Fabric-a-brac in Wellington a few months ago. The combination of fabrics needed to be a bit warmer, but these were the preferred colours and textures.
Sandwiching a layer of padding in between was the perfect solution for extra warmth and snugliness.
I appliqued a wee flower on the front using the lovely grey woolen yarn I found a few weeks ago which I wrote about here.
I could just make these lovely little capes every day. Creating these teeny tiny baby ones is even more fun.