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Date: 10/21/13 4:12 PM

As Fall continues and winter approaches, I'm looking at cape patterns. Since I live in NYC, there are lots of sources for gorgeous coating. Is a cape a good project for a beginner? I'm assuming that they are fairly straightforward, but I wanted to check.

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Date: 10/21/13 6:25 PM

I would think that a cape would be a good project. If I remember right, you have some experience (didn't you work at fitting a top earlier in the summer?)
Do you have a pattern in mind? Are you going to line it? A lining would not be hard for a cape. Some gorgeous wool coating would be very nice! Of course you know you can get lots of help on here.

Oh PR has a new pattern line that is being promoted on the homepage. This is really cute and it looks easy. cape
I am thinking of buying it. It would be cute in a lightweight wool or crepe and you would have practice with a lining.
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Date: 10/22/13 10:53 AM

Yes, I was working on a top this summer. That was me. :-)

I was looking at New Look 6227, and I would line it. I've made a lining for a skirt before (even though the pattern didn't include instructions). I assumed a cape lining would be very similar, except that it would require tacking down in more places. I'd also assume that a cape, to have the right body, probably requires a bit of interfacing.

I'm working away on another top, too. Have to do the muslin when I get back home. :-)

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Date: 10/22/13 10:57 AM

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I would think that a cape would be a good project. If I remember right, you have some experience (didn't you work at fitting a top earlier in the summer?)

Do you have a pattern in mind? Are you going to line it? A lining would not be hard for a cape. Some gorgeous wool coating would be very nice! Of course you know you can get lots of help on here.



Oh PR has a new pattern line that is being promoted on the homepage. This is really cute and it looks easy. cape

I am thinking of buying it. It would be cute in a lightweight wool or crepe and you would have practice with a lining.
-- Edited on 10/21/13 7:44 PM --

I am in love with the Liesl + Co cape. It looks like it'll make for great late spring outerwear in MN!

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Date: 10/22/13 11:41 AM

I like 6227 B, very nice.... tempting me almost!
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Date: 10/22/13 12:02 PM

I was looking at that pattern too. That doesn't look hard and would be easy to line. It would be similar to lining a skirt and no real fitting issues if you get the neck right. I am also a bit behind the times but I think capes are classic and will stay around awhile.
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Date: 10/22/13 4:51 PM

Since I do mainly historical costuming, and got my start with Renfair costumes, some of the VERY FIRST THINGS I *ever* made were capes and cloaks... and I think the same is true for many of us (Rennies/costumers). The first one I ever made even had a hood with a flat-felled seam!

So, yup. Easy-peasy. The hardest thing with capes/cloaks is wrangling the big pieces of fabric. I also have a walking cape that I bag lined, and even tho' I hung both the cape and the lining for a week or so before assembling them, years later the bag lining (satin) has started to sag. I think if I were to line a cape again, I would do it more like a skirt, and hem them separately.

Have fun!!
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Date: 10/23/13 5:51 AM

I made a cape with a hood a few weeks ago. It came together really quickly and didn't have loads and loads of peices to sew together.
As mentioned above only tricky bit is the lining.
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Date: 10/23/13 11:13 AM

That's beautiful!

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