|Pattern Description: A simple, chic, fully-lined cape. With buttons (or snaps) at the sides and the front, it's easy on and off, and comfortable to wear when there's a little chill in the air.|
Pattern Sizing: XS - XL (hip measurement 35"- 44")
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, I think it has a similar look.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, the instructions were excellent, with lots of helpful diagrams.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
Only three pattern pieces, and fairly quick construction. I think it took longer to cut, interface and prepare the pieces than it did to sew up.
Be aware that there are some reaaalllly long seams to sew up.
If your chosen fabric is heavy or bulky, you will need to support it as you sew and press.
Fabric Used: A boiled wool/rayon blend for the shell in Eggplant.
A silk satin for the lining. The silk satin was an impulse purchase because it really appealed to me, but I just couldn't imagine wearing it as a top. Using it as lining means I still get to enjoy it without it being so 'in yer face'.
Tack buttons instead of regular buttons. I felt with the very bright lining I didn't want really showy buttons that would compete for attention. These are also slightly smaller than what is recommended.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: The only minor change I made was to leave the space for turning in the back collar, rather than in the lining, as I wasn't sure the raw seams on my silk would stand up to having the entire wool shell dragged through it.
I chose to edge stitch the entire cape, as the wool didn't press well, and I felt it would look better with the slightly crisper edge.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I would absolutely recommend this pattern. I will be sewing it again in a less bulky fabric.
Conclusion: Where I live is quite temperate, but very windy. You often want to have an extra layer on, but not necessarily a full coat. This is going to be perfect to throw on.