I've known my hairstylist for 30 years. She has become a dear friend.
She's always complaining about the salon capes available. They are not very fashionable and are usually poly which makes for a very hot session under the dryers.
We were talking about it one day awhile back and I told her "let me see if I can come up with something you like better". So I took one of her capes home with me and traced it onto paper. Then I kept a lookout for a suitable fabric.
In July this 1.875 yd. rollend popped up on EOS so I grabbed it. It's a coated cotton rainwear fabric from a NY designer. Linda described it as "medium weight, water resistant with a crisp yet malleable drape". I thought it sounded perfect.
When the fabric arrived I loved it!...such vibrant colors and just the right size piece.
It was very easy to construct. I turned under the edge all around. I cut a long skinny piece to use as the collar binding, sewed it right sides together, sewed the ends and turned it over to the inside. Then I topstitched it from the front.
I had picked up some snaps last time I was at JoAnn's. I added 5 sets to the neck binding to make the neck adjustable.
I have a hair appointment tomorrow so I'm looking forward to presenting the new cape. I'm sure she is going to like it. If so, I'll make a few more.
Edited to add: OMG she loved it and wants more! And the other stylists want some too! LOL