i haven't done much avenging. yet.
but i have been having super cape jealousy, especially now it is the winter months and wearing something that resembles a blanket is really attractive. after a few weeks of trawling on ebay, i found a super butterick historical cape pattern (i don't know if you can actually buy it, i couldn't find it on the butterick site). cue visit to the fantastic fabric shop in fitzroy, and the purchase of a whole lot of velvet.
it took about a week to make, maybe a little longer. the pattern was useful, but i honestly think you could do it without- it's a fairly simple shape, if you think about how full and long you want it to be.
then i saw a girl with a powder blue wool cape with a fur trim. the cape envy just goes round in circles.