I made a pretty poncho for myself a couple of years ago and was going to make one for my mom. Then I got to thinking it would be easier for her to put on and off if I slit the front and made it into a cape. So - that's what I did.
Here's the pattern I used - very simple to make.
Mom loves pink and wears a lot of it, so I thought she'd really like a pink cape made from anti-pill fleece. I just hand-stitched around the entire thing with black pearl cotton using the button stitch. I wanted a closure so chose a black frog. So it didn't look so ordinary, I created lapels and sewed on pretty decorative buttons. I'm thinking about embroidering a black branch and applique a bird onto the left side...or maybe embroider a couple of flowers and put a few beads on them. I'm really liking what I've done so far though.
What do you think?