Added Aug 21, 2013
Iowa City , Iowa...
I have finished my copy cat Victoria Beckham cape jacket.
I was immediately drawn to the design as it appears to be a challenge. And although my version will not be a luscious silk and wool blend, it will also not carry a thousand dollar price tag.
I decided to manipulate an existing pattern, Simplicity 1781 to achieve my silhouette. Having previously used this pattern to make a blazer I knew to fit was not as I desired for a blazer but would be ideal for outerwear.
This omitted pattern fitting modifications, leaving only aesthetic manipulation of my pattern pieces to copy cat my cape jacket.
Sewing construction was a dream; aside from a bit too much hand sewing due to the fact that I could not bag the coat lining as the under portion of the armscye was exposed.
More photos on the blog: http://melodysews.blogspot.com/2013/08/copy-cat-cape-jacket-completed.html
Main body of my cape jacket and outer “sleeves” – poly suiting from the stash
Inner “sleeves” and upper collar – satin (source Fabric Mart)
Under collar and lower front band and pockets – Satin twill (source Fabric Mart)
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