Added Oct 18, 2010
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The inspiration behind this cape lies in the elegantly sculpted lines of designers like Giambattista Valli’s— his gorgeous collections are at once ethereal and soft, but also structured and defined.
From our Lindsey Cape pattern, which was fun to update, we slashed & spread the collar to create gathers and volume, and inserted stays so it stands up on it’s own. The original welt pockets were eliminated and now there are single welt pockets. Alas, a long, gathered ruffle was added to the lengthened hemline for drama! A girl needs to make an entrance…
This cape translates beautifully in lightweight wools, silk de Chine, taffeta, or velvet.
This cape: 3 yards black silk de Chine, 2 1/2 yards lining. 10 buttons, 5 collar stays.
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