Left to right:
Sartorialist, Penny Lane and Marie Claire
So, capes... what do you think about them? On some they look lovely. But on others they look costumey. (Take one look at etsy and you'll see what I mean.) I like their unstructured form, their coziness and how they feel autumn/Fallish.
I've got a few options as far as patterns go. I do like the capes that have a slightly skewed opening to one side. Like the patterned one above. (This is an alteration that I think I could easily make.)
BurdaStyle has a lovely one that even comes in a tall sizes
from the Sew Everything book:
What do you think? Are capes too much?