Friday, November 4, 2011

Capes, Cats, and Halloween

I've finally finished my cape/skirt set! I decided about 2 months ago I wanted a cape for fall. My first attempt, using a pattern I found online, was a complete failure. I decided to draft my own pattern instead and I couldn't be more pleased with the results. I bought this lovely thick cotton plaid material on sale (it took me ages to get all the plaid lined up properly!) and I used a super soft faux fur for the lining.

The skirt is an adaptation of this skirt (free from BurdaStyle). I also made a matching collar but I didn't wear it today since the blouse I wore already had a collar.

I wore it to a Christmas craft sale at my moms church today. My mother bought me several Christmas gifts including a lovely handmade quilt. We also bought plenty of baked goods and jam, and attended the high tea they were hosting. I have never had such good scones in all my life!! I really should have taken some pictures but I was too busy stuffing my face.

And as promised, here is my final Halloween costume. The only change I made was instead of wearing a hat I wore a white "maid's cap". Britt dressed up as a cat, using the ears I made her. We had a great evening handing out candy, knitting, and watching Arsenic and Old Lace (aren't we cool? haha).
Please ignore my cat's giant bed in the background...

Kitty cats LOVE chocolate mochas with extra chocolate ;)
Speaking of cats, my own kitty wanted to be in my outfit photos today. Isn't she a cutie? She has gotten rather whiny in her old age and needs frequent cuddles.

That's All.


  1. There is so much fabulous cuteness in this post! From your delightfully awesome Halloween ensembles to that darling cape - and of course that super precious kitty, everything is bursting with adorableness!

    And speaking of sweet thing, thank you so very much, my dear, for your super nice comment about my Halloween costume, I really appreciate it!!!

    Big hugs & joyful weekend wishes,

  2. OMG I LOVE old cats. She is just beautiful.

    Your outfit is fantastic. I am envious of your talent.

    Are you in your neighbour's yard? ;)

  3. LOL, sorry, I got confused. Another blogger posts outfit pics with her neighbours tree (that looks exactly like yours)in the background.

  4. You're cat is gorgeous! I love old cats :) mine is now 11, had her since a kitten and she too has become very chatty in her old age! it's so cute!

    I really love the cape and skirt set, the fabric matches up perfectly, that must have taken you ages, but well worth the effort! And toasty warm with the fluffy lining. Was it hard to make? Been thinking of making a cape myself because the construction seems easy enough, but I have made that mistake before!


  5. Thanks everyone! Catsy appreciates your compliments :)

    @Lady Jardin: It wasn't too difficult. I ran into a few issues since I was designing the pattern myself, but in general capes are fairly easy.

  6. Amazing, you are so talented! That cape is perfection. x