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Date: 10/17/13 8:41 AM

I've spent the last couple of years that capes have been in kind of ignoring it. Now, when it's most definitely a trend that is almost over, I am suddenly obsessed with the idea of making one. I have some blue and cream plaid wool that was a mistaken eBay purchase:



And now I just need a lining and a pattern (I have some Burda mag patterns but I am actually most tempted by either this lekala pattern or this Liesl + co cape..

What I'd like to know though is where these obsessions come from. It's like I woke up one morning and thought: you know what I REALLY NEED? A CAPE! I'm not even sure a cape would suit me!

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Date: 10/17/13 9:58 AM

Oooh. I lik ethe Liesl +Co cape a lot!

I'm intent on making Vogue 8776. The pattern envelope is a snooze fest but the completed projects are amazing!

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Date: 10/17/13 10:12 AM

Ooh, I really like that Vogue pattern! What kind of fabric are you going to use?

Sadly Vogue patterns are killer expensive here (by the time I pay for postage etc etc it's the equivalent $20/pattern) and for such a whimsical make I'm not willing to spend that much, especially since I doubt I'll re-use it. Also, it would be awfully tight on fabric requirements for me -- 2.5m needed for view A, and I would need to pattern match on top of that, and I only have 2.8m to begin with. Alas!

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Date: 10/17/13 11:39 AM

I am just nearing the final finishes for the children's version of the Liesl cape (Oliver and S pattern Woodland Stroll cape). It's a pretty quick sewing project. Being mostly a visual learner I didn't actually read any of the instructions and now need to go back to see if they suggest when to stay stitch the lining to the fashion fabric.

I'm using a wool melton and even with dedicated pressing the lining barely stays in place on the inside.

The children's version in a size 8 took less than one yard. I think the adult sized one only needs about 1.5 yds?

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Date: 10/17/13 12:19 PM

Oops, I meant the Forest Path cape. The Woodland Stroll is your version.

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Date: 10/17/13 12:22 PM

Oh, that's a lot! :/

I want something either in purple or a golden textured fabric. Probably a wool blend.

A cape isn't functional when it's actually **winter** in Minnesota! :)

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Date: 10/17/13 1:03 PM

Oh, interesting! I didn't realize there was a kid's version. I did wonder about the lining bagging out and being visible when I saw the pattern.

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Date: 10/17/13 1:05 PM

Oo, that sounds marvellous, especially if it's textured.

Since the principal weather experience in Ireland in winter is rain, a wool cape is not really all that practical here either outside of basically right now. Well, unless one ENJOYS smelling like wet dog.

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Date: 10/17/13 1:07 PM

I would think it is more like smelling like a wet sheep.

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Date: 10/17/13 2:12 PM

I made Folkwear's Kinsale Cloak thirty years ago and wore the tail off it in our frigid dry winters. It was like being wrapped up in a blanket and still managing to look like Jane Eyre: wool lined with felt-backed satin and a great big hood. Every year I was the only truly warm person at the Christmas parade.

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