The cape: a dramatic statement piece, a throw over anything, a warm wrap, a hug. Depending on your life, it’s ideal for dress up with black, or dress down with jeans. It’s fancy or funky, serious or playful – depending on who you are and what you say it is. The cape is the perfect assertion of your individual style and attitude.
The outside shell is a fabric collage of mixed fiber and texture. The materials in my capes range from hand-dyed silk, satin, cotton, poly, rayon, suede, and brocade. I lay down a design and bind it to an inner lining with a machine satin stitch, resulting in a strong canvas that is then hand embroidered and beaded. To see the process of making a cape, check out How to Make a Cape on the VIDEOS menu.
This piece specifically: the inside lining material is heavy weight, hand dyed, crepe back silk satin.