Now that I’ve cut the pattern for the Inverness Cape, and done a couple of rounds of calico tests, I can finally start work on a wearable version.The following entry is another one I wrote back in late November last year when I was making my planned Inverness Cape.I didn't quite get around to finishing and posting it, and it has hung around ever since!
By the end of this posting you’ll understand just why I didn’t complete writing it . . .
It just so happens I have some chocolate brown moleskin kicking around, left over from a project that didn’t come off (I bought it before discovering the Malabar fabric with the intention of making my then MkII Tennant Coat from it).
It has a burnt orange lining, so this is essential all I need to buy to make it happen.
For once luck is on my side, and within the first couple of Soho shops I look in I find just the right colour and shade of lining I need.