|Butterick: 4377 (Misses' Medieval Dress) - Type:Costumes |
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|Posted on:||4/21/11 10:34 PM |
|Last Updated:||3/18/14 4:04 PM|
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|Pattern Rating:||Easy & Great for Beginners |
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|Fabric:||Satin [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: Cape and Medieval Dress. |
Pattern Sizing: I made size 12 for the cape.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? yes
Were the instructions easy to follow? yes
Fabric Used: Cape on left (lady's cape) Black Casa Satin outside, cream colored lining fabric inside. Cape on right (gentleman's cape) black bottomweight cotton twill outside, black lining fabric inside. Both capes have decorative clasp closures at the throat.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I didn't quite understand the directions for the seam binding along where the hood and the cape meet, so I just sewed the hood to the cape and hand-stitched a piece of binding over the seam. Update 3/18/14 I have made this cloak several times and have streamlined the process a bit. A French seam to the inside where the hood and cloak meet is also a viable option and provides a little more stability at the shoulder where the weight of the cloak rests. If the French seam is turned to the inside, it doesn't show when the cloak is worn.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I would definitely sew this pattern again and would recommend it to anyone looking for a quick and easy basic hooded cloak pattern.
I was commissioned to make 2 black, versatile hooded cloaks. One was to be used specifically for a princess, but needed to be able to be used for other characters. I decided to design one for a lady and one for a gentleman. The pattern was easy, the instructions were straighforward, and the whole thing went together rather quickly (from cutting out to final stitches was about 5 1/2 hours). One note, however: this is a GIANT project! MAKE SURE that you have plenty of room to cut the pieces out (one panel didn't quite fit completely on my 5' x 4' cutting table) and especially to pin together the completely sewn cape and completely sewn lining. Other than that, this is a great wardrobe building piece, and I bet it will look great in a variety of fabrics!
Detail of gentleman's clasp
Detail of lady's clasp
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