I have had these images of these blanket-like cloaks in my head (by Hannah MacGibbon for Chloé) for a while. I was pretty excited when I watched this video of Wendy Mullin of Built By Wendy on the Martha Stewart show, sewing something she calls a "frying pan poncho." Her ponchos made me think of these blanket cloaks. It looks so easy, and Wendy looks so cute in her belted cloak. I think I'll have to try making one for myself. Maybe with leather trim, if I can find some.
Maybe you should try it, too! The images above might prove to be inspirational.
(The video is a little awkward. Oh Martha. I love your passive aggressive hints.)