Every Body Chelsea Cape Navy
Our Chelsea Cape is back for 2019! Chelsea is up there with our Clementine Cardigans of our most favourite things to make and wear! We decided to recut our favourite scalloped Chelsea Cape this season due to popular demand and we have also added an extra size so it is now part of our Every Body range of extended sizing! YAY!
FEATURES: This cape is the perfect fairytale ending to any cute outfit ensemble. This original design of ours has a tie through waist, which has a flowing back panel like a traditional cape, without being too free flowing (no spinning off your shoulders or robot arms!) as the tie holds all your layers in order without restricting movement! Hurrah! Chelsea features a practical full hood that covers your head and neck, and can be folded partially open to expose the lining, or folded in which shows off the scalloped edge! All our capes feature contrast lining in the hood and fold back lapels to add some pattern to your outfits. We also love the cute scalloped edge that really sets this piece apart from the coats you’ve seen before. We love that the length of this piece works so well with shorter or longer layers. It pairs well with our pinafore styles but can also be worn with longer skirts like Valentina. We love the combination of cardigans and cape together, the mixing of textured makes the outfit so fun and our large scale prints always work perfectly with these capes too. The hood is also practical in winter and we love the oversized shape to protect your hair if you are caught in a sudden light shower, or in extreme cold.
HOW TO WEAR: Without a doubt this cape is the ultimate coat without being a coat! Fun and playful, but also very warm and practical. It is perfect with dresses and skirts as the length is just right. The wool we use is lightweight and soft, not itchy, but it is great with lots of layers underneath as it can be tied as loosely or as tightly as you want. Wrap the front over and double it up. It’s also sure to make an impression when layered with our printed skirts and dresses, but is just right to dress up an outfit of jeans and a cute top! And cleverly if you tie the ties behind your back to create a sleeve it looks just like a little kimono jacket you can wear open! CLEVER! We love that this cape is warm enough on a very chilly day, but you can wear your cape open for a different look as well, which makes it super versatile for a range of different combos. We also love that you could also thread a leather belt through the holes and use that instead of a tie. This really is a very versatile piece you will wear for years to come.
SIZING: Size 1 (original size) and Size 2 (new larger size).
Size 2 - length shoulder to hem: 70cm
Chris wears a size 1.
Partial Lining: Cotton Linen Blend with Textured print.
CARE INSTRUCTIONS: Cold hand wash or dry clean only. Cool iron, no steam. Do not tumble dry. Designed and Made in Sydney, Australia. We use local makers we have worked one on one with for many years.