Peacock Feather Cape

I was given this vintage 1970’s cape in immaculate condition. Rather than tear it apart for the fabric, I opted to do some alterations to the fit of the shoulders and hood, add a lining and colourful  border of peacock feathers. The feathers were added by needle felting wool fibre for the centres and hand embroidering the rest of the feather using pearl cotton. Just the embellishment on this cape took me more than 40 hours to complete. The back of this cape measures 38 inches (97cm) from neck to hemline and will fit a variety of sizes as the only fitting points are at the neck and shoulders. $550