I pulled these beauties out of my craft closet this weekend - an XXL black velvet blazer given to me by a friend and a green and black woven skirt from a clothes swap. The plaid and the pleat on the skirt just screamed, "I want to be a cape coat!" to me, so a cape coat it shall be.
Basically, I turned the skirt around backward so the pleat was in the back and put it together with the yoke and button bands of the blazer.
It was actually a lot more involved than that, so stop on by CarissaKnits if you want to hear/see more!