Batman, Robin, Superman, hell even Captain Manchester, have all got something I want.
Not a body of steel (though I wouldn’t say no to some finely-honed abs of my own) but a fabulous wardrobe staple – a cape.
It’s no secret that I’ve been lusting after one of these for a while now, but I either can’t find exactly what I’m after or when I do find something it’s a little out of my price range.
So in the spirit of all things thrifty I decided to have a go at making my own seriously simple no-sew cape. You can find the tutorial here.
What started life as a nice, but pretty boring, skirt…
Was transformed into this…
I managed to get this done within 10 mins… most of the time was spent arranging it so it would hang just so and ripping out the lining seams.
It’s a cracking little piece which is perfect for flinging on over some skinny jeans or leggings and with mahoosive knee-high boots.
You could even create belt loops and thread a skinny belt through for added waist definition.
One’s thing for sure, I’ll be keeping a beady out in charity shops for over-sized tartan and wool skirts that would make crackin’ winter additions.
So now, finally, I’ve made the ranks of the caped crusaders – huzzah!