Copy Cat Cape Jacket

Added Aug 21, 2013

by melodym

Iowa City , Iowa...

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Description

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

Material Notes

Fabric:
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)

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Fall
For
Women
Garment Type
Coat/Capes
Style
Other
Material
Blends

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    Aug 27, 2013, 05.27 PMby claudinka

    Great that you managed that! Looks fab.

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      Aug 28, 2013, 12.41 AMby melodym

      Thank you.

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    Aug 21, 2013, 01.49 PMby Angie H

    Actually like yours better than the designer.

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      Aug 22, 2013, 12.37 AMby melodym

      Thank you, that is too kind.

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    Aug 21, 2013, 12.28 PMby lilo18

    wonderful

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      Aug 22, 2013, 12.37 AMby melodym

      Thanks

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    Aug 21, 2013, 10.48 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    Very nice! :)

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      Aug 22, 2013, 12.37 AMby melodym

      Thank you

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    Aug 21, 2013, 09.34 AMby Mary Athey

    you did a fab job copying this and now you have a designer double. its lovely on you x

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      Aug 22, 2013, 12.38 AMby melodym

      Thank you, it is a designer double for sure.

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