Monday, February 27, 2017

Alabama Chanin Walking Cape

I've been interested in the Alabama Chanin Walking Cape ever since I saw it in the store and admired its secret inside pocket. And outside pockets! Last year the AC website offered the pattern as a pdf purchase, and this week I bought it and made it up . . . but in a woven, not a jersey.

I chose a light gray wool woven because 1. I didn't have four yards of jersey to use and 2. I had this free wool. I fully lined the cape with a second layer of the wool, machine stitched it, and (as you see) put rounded pockets on the outside. There's a square inside pocket that's perfect for phone and keys if you are, in fact, walking. Or use the pocket for a tissue if you're going to wear this cape to the movies with your husband to see Lion.

A super-simple project and one I look forward to sewing up in jersey.


Dianna said...

Just what Beatrix Potter would wear if she lived today.

Polly said...

I like it! It looks really good in wool...and is probably very cozy.

I think in jersey it would be best with a double layer, don't you? For the drape? But then again, I prefer the sturdiness of my double-layer AC dresses and skirts....except in July, when I like the filmy-ness of the single layer (in a thin jersey, at that!). A walking cape would be quite unnecessary in July, though! I look forward to seeing your jersey incarnation.

Lisa said...

Looks like a very useful article.


Anonymous said...

My husband and I saw Lion too. It was so good, but hard to watch at the same time.

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