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« on: July 24, 2011 02:12:23 PM »

Okay, so I'm trying to make the cape for my Robin costume (Burt Ward version) and can't find a good free pattern online for it. I'm finding patterns for cloaks and hoods, and capes that tie around the head with a drawstring, but none like Robin's. Any advice on how to make this cape??


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« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2011 12:42:59 AM »

The third picture gives a very good indication of the shape.  If you look closely you can even see the seam lines on the picture (where the colour shifts slightly, between hos body and arms).

Here's how I made a similar cape a few years ago:  Lie down on the fabric and get someone to trace your shoulders, from you neck and a bit down your arms.  Use that as the top of you cloak, and draw a sort of straight bell-shape the length and with you want it (did that make sense?).  This is you back.  If you split it in half you get the front.  Just remember to draw in a curve for the front and back.  Add a small clasp on the inside at the neck to attach it.  If you stand straight with your arms at your side the cape will close at the front, but most of the time I think he had the cape folded over in shoulders to hang in the back (you will get the feel for it once you are wearing it.

I'm sure you can find a pattern for the collar somewhere, so just make that up and attach it.

I hope that made sense, and would love to see pictures of the final result!
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