Crumb Catcher Cape

Added Oct 23, 2011

by piackdy

London, United K...

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Description

Modified Burda Style 2011-08-112 cape.

I tried the pattern, but found it too wide in the shoulder yet strangely restrictive of arm movements. So I got Big Bertha (my Duct Tape Double) to test it out. Tweaking what I thought was a minor fit issue in the neck – shoulder area, I was surprised (or not) to find it fitted better once this was fixed. But still too claustrophobic. So I went ahead and
1. added slash & double-welted slits in the side front panels for new arm slits
2. converted the original arm slits into in-seam pockets
3. kept small slits above the pockets for a self-fabric tie belt to come out and tie around the CF only
4. reshaped the shoulder area to fit
5. narrow the shoulder width while pivoting the side seam out for wider hem
6. omitted the back vent
7. changed facing to edge-to-edge lining – the wool was too scratchy

Full story on my blog

And the “Crumb Catcher” part is because I accidentally cut the fabric upside down, so the nap runs upward, catching every bits of potato chip crumbs. Clever innit!

Material Notes

Coat-weight Wool with a furry pony-skin like nap. 57″ × 1-7/8 yards. (And I still have big enough scraps for a handbag in the planning! :-)

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

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

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    Nov 15, 2011, 05.01 PMby nouvellegamine

    wow, that cape is ridiculously beautiful! well done!

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    Oct 29, 2011, 02.59 PMby tinybows

    so lovely!!!!!!!!!

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    Oct 28, 2011, 05.56 AMby camelia-crinoline

    Fabulous cape and I love the way you styled it. So elegant.

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    Oct 25, 2011, 01.23 PMby loulourosa

    This is a beautifull cape, the colour, the cut. Also good styling with the bleu skirt and the bag!

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    Oct 24, 2011, 12.10 PMby Redsonia

    Very stylish!

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    Oct 24, 2011, 07.38 AMby mixtlii

    Looks wonderful, I love it!

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    Oct 24, 2011, 12.39 AMby patti-r

    Looks really Good, we have all had our trial and error stages, some become religious or swear, keep your great sense of humor, love some the cute things on your blog. Hugs Patti

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    Oct 24, 2011, 12.39 AMby patti-r

    Looks really Good, we have all had our trial and error stages, some become religious or swear, keep your great sense of humor, love some the cute things on your blog. Hugs Patti

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This project is based on

Burdastyle

http://burdastyle.com//projects/crumb-catcher-cape?image=232431