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« on: January 07, 2014 12:00:27 PM »

I made this cape almost exactly a year ago, but completely forgot to post it here. It was one of my first bigger clothes projects and I'm still extremely proud of it. It's based on this "free pattern": http://matterofstyle.blogspot.co.uk/2012/02/cape-coat-diy-free-pattern.html (I couldn't figure out if I can actually print it for free, so I just improvised, glued together the same number of A4 papers and drew the same lines... It worked out great:)). I also added a collar.



I've lined it with pink fabric. I don't know why, but pink is my favourite colour for linings:)



I also didn't really know how to make the arm slits, so I completely improvised that part. I made something resembling 2 giant button holes and then covered them with a black rectangle made out of the same wool as the collar. Probably not the neatest solution, but at least I can put my arms out and play with the dog:)

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« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2014 12:48:30 PM »

It's lovely!
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« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2014 02:18:07 PM »

I really like the fabric and the lining.  It looks like great fun to wear.
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« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2014 05:53:17 AM »

Thank you both!
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« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2014 06:25:41 AM »

I really like your idea for the armholes.  Good improvising.
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« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2014 03:19:04 PM »

Ooh this is absolutely gorgeous... I've been after a cape for aaaages!

What level do you reckon you need to be sewing-wise to have a go at this?
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« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2014 04:34:19 AM »

Ooh this is absolutely gorgeous... I've been after a cape for aaaages!

What level do you reckon you need to be sewing-wise to have a go at this?

I'd say it's fairly easy. If you have ever sewn anything that requires more then a few straight lines, I'm pretty sure you could do it:) In this pattern you just sew the shoulder darts (or whatever they are called) and then sew the two pieces of fabric together. If you're interested I could make a tutorial.
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« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2014 02:31:01 PM »

I really like the fabric/lining combination!  I love to put contrasting fabric in my garments too.
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« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2014 09:16:27 AM »

WOW! Very impressive and very pretty!
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« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2014 10:41:11 AM »

Beautiful!  I love the pink lining!  That's a wonderful free pattern. Smiley
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