|Pattern Description: |
Capelet with shoulder seam
"Nothing says winter like a bit of warmth draped around your shoulders. While you might like to get snug with a blanket behind closed doors, why not try this cute cape for when you're out and about! Perfectly suited to vintage or recycled fabrics, you can even combine the two and turn that old blanket into a new fashion accessory."
Australian Clothing Sizes 8 -14
I cut a 12
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, even better! ;)
Were the instructions easy to follow?
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love how quickly this sews up, it's very easy to customise, you can pick a fun lining, or make it reversible. Uses hardly any fabric!
Wool for the shell, stain for the lining
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Instead of the fancy loop closure I extended my neck band about 1 centimetre each side and attached a pair of black snap fasteners, then I sewed a pretty button to the outside
For the outer shell I cut the "sleeve" parts on the bias, partly because I knew they would never line up properly with the front but I also thought it would add some interest. Careful stay-stitching the entire outside edge kept them from stretching
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I don't think I need another capelet right now but I'd sew it again as a present, it's so fast to make!
I's just so quick to make and uses hardly any fabric. The clever shoulder seam keeps the cape on your shoulders, no spinning around. Plus you can jazz up the closure with a fancy snap or button and what about making it reversible? Oh yes! Just make one!
More photos on my blog - Capesł