I’m making a cape that basically consists of two quarter-circle “sleeves” sewn onto the sides of the neck opening on a sleeveless coat-like body, rather like this one but longer (all the way down to the upper thigh on the friend who’s going to wear it), with a hood rather than a stand collar, and using two separate wings/sleeves not joined at the back. The problem I anticipated—and found in the muslin—was the rather inevitable kink at the point where the “sleeve” starts to fall down freely (right at the juncture with the neckline/hood seam on my version). Is there some sort accepted wisdom on how to deal with this issue? Should I put a dart at the top of the “sleeve” in order to make it conform to the shoulder, although I suspect this would just move the kink several inches down the edge? Sewing the “sleeves” partway down like in the example also doesn’t seem likely to get the result I want since it makes the whole garment looks rather less cape-like. Or maybe I should stop seeing this as a problem and just try to direct the viewer’s attention elsewhere with a more interesting feature like big pockets or a flashy hood lining?
Thanks beforehand for all the ideas/suggestions.
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It looks like box pleats, but the pleats are bigger at the hem, so I think its a circle…
Ok very tricky, but I will try to explain. There is no seam in the back, so the seam is…
Hi, It looks like the pattern piece is for the pocket. Sometimes in pockets, one half …
I would make 2 darts, spaced out a bit.
I would run away from this. You would need an industrial sewing machine and years of ex…