We've featured Sew Over It's dressmaking courses in these pages before, but they've upped their game for autumn/winter 2012, offering the opportunity to make your own cape.
The welcome return of the cape to mainstream outerwear ranges has mainly focused on a mid-sixties interpretation. Channeling a later style, this Lilly Faux Fur Cape from Boohoo brings a cool crossover from sixties to seventies inspiration.
Although the seventies trend that's swept this Summer's high street collections has brought plenty of great vintage inspired designs, there's never anyone quite so en pointe as the original designers. Taking inspiration from the house's original designs, this Cape Back Dress comes from Halston's Heritage line.
In a vibrant shade of coral, the mini dress is elevated beyond the ordinary by chic draping and rich fabric. The cape back design creates a head-turning silhouette, against the simplicity of the sleeveless dress cut.
It's now available in the UK from Matches Fashion for £398.
When we think of sixties cape styles, most people recall luxurious coats and jackets. The unique silhouette wasn't just used in outerwear however, making this Pippa Lynn Cape Blouse a chic little sixties look item that stands out from the crowd.
The use of a flowing fabric allows for the swing shape to really shine, with a collarless neckline and three quarter sleeve length giving some delicate and subtle femininity. The use of a warm beige and red polka dot print adds some cutesy retro charm in keeping with the vintage inspiration.
Get yours online now from ASOS for £48.
While the Winter months draw to a close, there's still a chill in the air for most of us through Spring. That's good enough excuse to indulge in some snug outerwear shopping, with this Wool Cape from American Apparel providing the perfect option.
The cape's structure has an instantly sixties feel, with a wide a-line shape and high collar. In a rich navy wool fabric, it's reminiscent of The Beatles' classic Help capes. The cape's androgyny lends itself well to a mid-sixties aesthetic with a short mid-thigh hemline that can create daring femininity.
Get it now from American Apparel for £145.