Well, I finally got around to making my cape! I originally bought my Hudson's Bay blanket with the intention of making a coat from it, but it ended up living on my bed for quite some time, largely because I couldn't find a pattern I liked. (I'll admit, cutting the first piece was really hard)
It was such a beast to sew. I'm not sure if you've felt one of those blankets, but they are thick, and sewing around that collar took everything my machine had (thank god I have such a nice sewing machine, there is no way in hell my old machine would have been able to sew this). But now I have a crazy warm coat, and just in time for spring! I think I'll have a couple weeks of wear, at least.
Sorry for the graininess of the photos. I took them at the brightest part of the day, but we are having some very grey weather.