Added Feb 15, 2010
Upstate, South C...
I love to wear this! It’s almost too warm for South Carolina. I loved the herringbone in the original Burda version so much that I shamelessly copied it. The lining is wool tweed. I found some fabric on sale and decided to give the Lindsey cape a try. Everything was straight forward except for the pockets, but that could be due to my novice sewing skills. The first pocket didn’t turn out so well, but luckily it’s not very noticeable because of the herringbone. I was better by the second pocket. I used snaps because I didn’t want to cut buttonholes in to the wool but I still attached the mens leather suit buttons to the outside. I also put a snap at the bottom under each arm to make slightly more like a jacket. My husband tells me I look a little like Sherlock Holmes when I wear it, but I’m ok with that.
Heavy wool herringbone, wool tweed, leather buttons