Added Oct 15, 2012
I’ve been craving some animal print outerwear for years now and finally decided It Was Time. I used the cape pattern Vogue 8776, primarily because I loved the funnel collar and the fact that the placement of the arm openings would allow me to have my purse over my shoulder (the biggest downfall to most capes).
I wanted to delve into some couture dressmaking techniques, so I added welt pockets to all of the openings, and bound all of the buttonholes using a black cotton sateen. The pattern did not call for a lining but I wanted a flash of colour on the inside so I lined it with a winterweight satin lining. It is by far my most treasured homemade garment!
faux animal print upholstery fabric with short pile
heavy satin lining
black cotton sateen trim at buttonholes & welt pockets
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