Sew up this Lindsey Cape with the pattern from BurdaStyle that’s available for download for only $4. I love the look and I think it’s probably way easier (and faster) to sew than a coat with sleeves. From the site:
This Cape, made out of maroon herringbone wool (lined with red herringbone) has this great English country living feel, that makes you think of a walk in the woods, followed by sitting by a crackling fire with your friends. A creative transition piece from a light jacket to your big wintercoat, this Cape can be made out of any weight of wool.