I saw this DVF capelet at CUSP and fell in love with it! The price is $395 and I didn't want to spend that much on something that I considered relatively trendy (versus say a classic trench) so I set off to make my own.
I knew I wanted something pretty neutral so I chose this black and white specked suiting material from Fabric.com for the project.
I found a pretty close pattern from McCall's - M5764 using View D (on model). I would recommend this pattern to anyone who's interested in replicating it.
I think it turned out pretty decent!
By the way, the jeans in this picture are those Gap cropped skinny jeans with zippers I bought on Columbus Day. They are the perfect under-boot jean! I've purchased jean leggings before for this purpose but they did not look like denim at all. The only bad thing about them (like all of my jeans), they get looser and baggier as the day progresses so I might purchase a pair in a smaller size next time around.
My next project will be a peplum jacket using McCall's M5936 so stay tuned :)