This lovely wool blend fabric was purchased online from Emma One Sock in September 2017. I loved the laser cut out border. So much so that I didn't read the description closely. When the fabric arrived I discovered it had a black fusible attached to the back giving it a lot of body but also making it a bit stiff.
I ended up sewing Vogue 8674 (now OOP), deciding it was the perfect pattern. The body of the cape - the vest - is fitted and lined, while the cape portion is single layer and unlined. The custom fit sizing eliminated the need for me to do an FBA (full bust adjustment) - happy dance!
I cut the back portion on the fold so the laser cut design would remain continuous.
Fabric Mart Fabrics. It's heavier than a typical lining and I love the surprise inside the gray of the cape!
The collar is interfaced and self lined. I thought about using a lighter weight fabric for the lining portion, but realized it would be seen when the collar button was not buttoned. (Which will be most of the time for me!) I like to press open the seam that attaches the collar and collar facing together before turning the lining in place. I think it defines the edge more.
I added my label along with a "dry clean" care label to the upper back. I'll know it's dry clean only, but if I would ever donate the item I want to make sure the new owner knows how to care for the cape.