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Topic: A Cape! Yay! (Now lined!)  (Read 2610 times)
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« on: November 07, 2011 11:06:31 AM »

Okay, so capes seem to totally be in style this year. And, I really wanted one. So, I looked at every cape pattern I could find and decided I was in love with New Look 6007.

The pattern:

Obviously, I used the one in the big picture.  I decided I didn't want to make the tie belt, so I'm on the hunt for a nice pleather belt to go with the cape. But, this belt is the belt I had laying around haha I'm still planning some minor alterations. Such as figuring out the best way to add pockets and redoing the hem because it's kinda sloppy since I didn't realize at first that it would be so visible.

For more pictures and some more process and pattern comments, check out my blog: http://jordannhall.blogspot.com/2011/11/new-look-6007-cape.html
« Last Edit: January 06, 2012 09:00:42 AM by JHall » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2011 06:18:57 AM »

it's totally pretty, and i would add a lining to it, at least to the sleeve. i like it!

« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2011 09:26:36 AM »

Well, I added a black hem tape on the inside hem and it looks really nice. I love the detail, so I think I'm going to skip the lining! I'll always be wearing a cardigan or something under it, so I don't need the extra weight or warmth.  We'll see, though, after I start wearing it regulaly. But I think I might leave it unlined because I kinda like it that way.

« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2011 02:00:58 AM »

I love it!  I really want to make this pattern too.  I get too hot in a traditional winter coat so a cape definitely appeals and I love the belt as it gives it some definition.  Great job.
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2011 07:40:31 AM »

I love it!  I really want to make this pattern too.  I get too hot in a traditional winter coat so a cape definitely appeals and I love the belt as it gives it some definition.  Great job.

I definitely recommend this pattern to anyone looking for a cape with a belt, i reallllyyy like it, and it was a super easy pattern to use.

« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2012 09:00:02 AM »

So, I did end up lining the cape. After a few wears I decided that I didn't like the friction between the wool and whatever I was wearing beneath it. I used a charmeuse I had left over from another project to line the sleeve area and create pockets.

Most of the stitching for the lining was done by hand, you can read more about the process in my blog post on it: http://jordannhall.blogspot.com/2012/01/odds-and-ends.html

« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2012 09:39:03 PM »

Very classy.  Wink

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