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Hobby Hopeful
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Date: 11/17/05 9:59 PM

I **MUST** have a pattern for this cape.

I've googled like crazy and can't find a pattern, just actual capes for sale. I really don't want to spend $200 on the cape to trace it off. Has anyone seen a pattern for this? It's beautiful. Irish Walking Cape
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Date: 11/17/05 10:20 PM

I'd morph these two patterns together while adding length overall.

That way you'd have the curved edge with a hood & tie


collar from view B

view C of this

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Date: 11/17/05 11:00 PM

Swing coat w/scarf

Cape 1

Irish Coat

I love this cape.

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Date: 11/17/05 11:19 PM

Folkwear Patterns also has a Kinsale Cloak
#207.

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Date: 11/18/05 7:32 AM

OH WOW! I fell inlove with a cape like this years ago when travelling ... I did not have the $$ to buy it but saved faithfully and then returned ... to find the store closed. This is definitely something I would love to figure out as well!

What about starting with the cape in this Nov's WOF and then adding a huge scarf to it? The one I tried on, way back when in Kingston, the scarf was very wide and had no extra shaping to it. The WOF cape is not double breasted, so we would have to add to the fronts to convert it, but I think it would still work ...
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Date: 11/18/05 8:56 AM

I was just browsing through the Butterick Catalog (they are on sale this weekend at hancock's) and I found this one: Butterick Cape Pattern
It already has the scarf and everything. I don't know if you will want it that thick - but it is definitely almost the exact thing you are looking for.

For 99 cents, it can't be beat, and no tracing required!
If you would like, I could get it for you. PM me and we can work something out.

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Date: 11/18/05 10:39 AM

wow, thanks all! Lots of options I couldn't find. I'll have to drool over these some more, but I think the Butterick may be the closest. Thanks for the offer, Kethry, but I can get it here in Calgary for $2.59 CAD - so probably less than shipping.

And now for some melton wool from MacPhee Workshop - I'm very excited.

Lorna, I'd be interested on working on this project "with" you - I don't have the WOF but am going hunting for it.

Thanks also for the Islander pattern links - I don't know their stuff well, I'll have a closer look.

The Kinsale cloak didn't seem the same to me - more full length instead of tapered at the sleeve lenght. But it's an interesting option for another project.

I'll have a closer look at these tonight, now back to work (bad girl - checking PR from my cubicle). Thanks again to everybody.

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Date: 11/18/05 10:56 AM

Islander has a pattern for the Celtic Kiscade Cape. They're available at the Sewing Place.

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Date: 11/18/05 11:24 AM

Hello HH - I have an Irish Cape which I bought on a trip to Ireland. After looking at all the patterns suggested, I think the Butterick 3642, view A, is the closest to my cape, with these changes:
mine has two buttons at the neck, not in line at the CF but on either side to accomodate the overlap at center front. One button is hidden on the underside, and the other shows and is buttoned with a fabric loop.
there is a seam sewn on a slant from the side fairly low and then upward to simulate a sleeve. this is great because it helps to maintain the shape of the garment while wearing it.
i tried on the kinsale cloak, and it is absolutely overwhelming - too much fabric.
i trust i've been sufficiently confusing - i've tried my best to describe it. i've also traced off my cloak and made it twice for gifts, once with just the scarf, and once with the hood, using malden mills fleece. i actually prefer the scarf, since the hood messes up the"do"and makes me look like a medieval monk, and the scarf can be pulled up over the ears if you make it wide enough.
good luck with your project.

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Date: 11/18/05 12:39 PM

You would not be up to tracing off copies of the pattern, would you? I'd pay postage ...

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