Pattern Design: This is a fully lined cape, with several variations that will make your cape unique. Choose a collar or hood, or even go without. Select from an elbow length or for a bit more warmth it can drape down to your hips. Additionally, you can choose between arm holes, arm slits or take the easier option and have neither. The pattern's lovely fit comes from the shaped front and back yokes. This is a one size fits all pattern.
Photographed Sample: This grey wool cape has been made without the collar or hood added to give it a modern edge. It is cut at the elbow length and has arm slits for convenient texting. A belt was cut from the same double wool fabric and little belt loops hold it in place. The gorgeous oversized black buttons are from Jimmy Buttons in Fitzroy. The blue variation has a collar and arm holes (note that the plackets over the armholes are not part of the class) and is created from all vintage wool fabrics and a soft vintage cotton lining. The red variation was made in a light weight denim from The Cloth Shop in Ivanhoe, it features a hood and vintage polyester lining. The toggles came from Jimmy Buttons.
Notes on supplies: ClearIt on Brunswick Street in Fitzroy is a great spot to check out for novelty linings at great prices (head upstairs and look in the right hand corner). For your main cape fabric you could use wool coating, corduroy, tweed. When you are looking for closures, a visit to Jimmy Buttons in Fitzroy is in order! This pattern is not suitable for knit fabrics. The amount of fabric to bring to class is based on a width of 150cm. Extra fabric is required if your fabric is narrower or if you wish to match plaids, stripes and one way designs.
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If you choose to handstitch the hem lining, you may need to finish at home.