When I first heard that Tessuti Fabrics were releasing their first pattern, I knew I had to have it before I'd even seen it! I wasn't dissapointed. The pattern is called the 'New York Cape' and you can purchase it from the Tessuti online store
The pattern is printed out on a massive piece of white print paper and most pieces are cut on the fold. You need just under two metres of fabric for the coast and eight buttons. The pattern isn't lined, but instead calls for five metres of wool binding to finish the seams. I chose instead to line the hood and jacket with some funky cotton fabric that I found at spotlight.
The pattern sizing is 'one size fits 10-16', but because the jacket is a cape and not fitted, the sizing wasn't an issue. If you were really petite you might want to think about reducing the width of the cape as I'd say it feels about a size 12 in the shoulders, and a 14-16 around the belly and hips.
I made the cape out of a delicious yellow wool/cashmere blend that I found at The Fabric Store and instantly fell in love with. I love the bright, buttery colour. I finished the cape off with some massive wooden buttons, which gives it a classic cute-ness.
All up the cape was created in one day, which was a pleasant suprise. I wore it out the same day I made it and oh boy was I toasty warm. I love my Tessuti New York Cape!