I cut out the cape Pattern 112 from Burda Style Magazine 08/2011 size 42. I gave a generous seam allowance of just under an inch (just in case). Piece 1 is actually the centre front and the facing section. Watch out for the straight grain lines: pieces 2 and 4 seem wonky but that's because they drape on an angle. I gave the hem a little bit extra (2 inches) so I can decide the length I prefer.
I will leave the cape on my model for a few days to see if the shoulders drop. Perhaps they are a different shape than mine so I might get hubby to pin it on me inside out to get a better falling line. My shoulders are squarer not so curved.
I have decided to line the cape even though the instructions aren't for a lined cape. (I'll work it out!) I imagine myself going out for brunch and flinging it over the back of a chair and it would be nice for some nice black shiney lining to show! And I am going to get some bobbincat labels made just to give it the professional touch. lol
|See the fraying !|
|Vintage SINGER Teenage Dress Making Contest Qualifier's Award Pin Broach|
Happy sewing this week!