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Cape on cape

Added Mar 3, 2011

by bekaem

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Two coats presently worn as one. The short woolen cape goes on top of the green one as long as it is still cold here. I used the cape pattern from the jacket-cum-cape in burda 08/09, just widened the front panels by some inches. I would have let them overlap, but the fabric left didn’t allow for anything more and I think it’s fine after all. Most of my garments obey to circumstances in that way, it’s often quite helpful to make decisions.
For the green number I used some canvas I bought years ago – it was light grey originally but I decided to dye it – ‘Amazon’ if i remember right. Most of the seams are taped in light grey now, I might dye it again to have the same colour everywhere. I added a pleat at the rear of the pattern and changed a few little things here and there on the way, as you do.

Material Notes

Canvas, wool, lining, snap buttons

Categories

Season
Spring, Fall
For
Women
Garment Type
Coat/Capes

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    Mar 22, 2011, 03.16 PMby ichigogirl

    I really, really like the jacket. The pleat in the back is super nice, and the hood/sleevelngth/cuffs makes me think of stylish 50’s and want to collect pictures of vintage clothes for future reference… It looks like a stroll in the country before a nice afternoon tea (and that’s very good)!

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    Mar 3, 2011, 08.39 PMby carottesauvage

    both garments are really elegant and functional.. Ah! the joys of layering things! I love that amazon green colour…. and yep adapting sewing to circumstances should, in theory, give me a sense of focus sewing-wise……darn, it’s cooooold today!

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