Blue riding hood

Added Sep 12, 2012

by machelefranklin

Paris, France

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Description

This cape took me ages to finish, but it was worth it.
I took the pattern in a 2009 Burda Magazine (BWOF 08-2009 #111). The project was done in a creamy gabardine in the mag, but I wasn’t too much into the “Inspector Gadget” feel of it, so I used a dark blue wool instead, and some blue polka dots crepe fabric for the lining.

I had sewn very few projects before, and had never used a pattern, so this project was a bit tricky for me. It took me many months to get the pieces together – I couldn’t understand a word of the instructions at that time ;)

I made the cape just like in the mag, but the result was a bit too severe for me. With the blue, red and white buttons I looked like an Air Franc pilot … (was I told).

So I took it back to my sewing table, and made a few changes : I swaped the collar for a hood (much better for rainy days), removed the belt and its loops, and changed the front buttons for press-studs.

It was a good excercise, and now I just looove it.
More pictures on my blog, but sorry the explanations are in french.

Material Notes

Wool, crepe lining.

Difficulty

Advanced

Categories

Season
Fall, Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Coat/Capes
Material
Wool

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    Sep 15, 2012, 11.33 AMby machelefranklin

    Thanks everybody for the nice comments

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    Sep 15, 2012, 03.13 AMby alekat

    Wow that looks so good! Good on you for winging it with the hood and so on. I sometimes find burda magazine to be a bit ‘mature’ so I agree with modifying the patterns to suit your style.

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    Sep 13, 2012, 08.01 AMby pambox

    Fantastic!

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    Sep 13, 2012, 03.52 AMby poppykettle

    totally kickarse. I love the spots on the inside against the stripes of your top too! :)

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    Sep 12, 2012, 09.14 PMby Mary Athey

    its fab!! i love your lining choice as well x

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    Sep 12, 2012, 05.53 PMby katrinahueniken

    Those buttons are adorable. It looks really awesome on you!

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    Sep 12, 2012, 05.15 PMby MadeinAmandine

    elle est parfaite… pourtant je ne suis pas une grande fan de capes mais celle ci est vraiment super ! bravo, elle te va très bien !

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    Sep 12, 2012, 04.14 PMby cathysews

    super gorgeous

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    Sep 12, 2012, 03.50 PMby DanaRose84

    Love it! I’ve been wanting to make a cape for ages but with the time and materials commitment, I haven’t yet taken the plunge.

    I love your idea to add a hood!

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