I can't believe the cape is almost finished! It still needs four buttons and a pretty ribbon to lace around the neck line, but other than that, I think I'm done!
This is a close up detail of the neck and button placket. The pink colored scrap of yarn marks the middle of the back, and the blue yarn bows mark the buttonholes.
Here's a picture of the (almost) completed cape. Would you believe there wasn't even a breeze until I put my shoes and socks on to go outside to take some photo's of it? The minute I put the hanger on the clothesline, the wind started gusting!
A closer view of the cape. My family here thinks it's very pretty, but I have to wait and see what my great-aunt Mary Jane thinks of it, as I made it for her sister.
A close up view of one of the armholes. I marked the top of them with blue yarn, and haven't removed them yet as I haven't decided if I should use a border of single crochet around them yet or not.
So there you have it. One Victorian-style cape, designed and made by me. I'm interested in hearing what you think of it.