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Montague & Cape-ulet

Added Oct 11, 2012

by alekat

Sydney, Australia






So I felt pretty slack for posting lots of summery pics whilst you northern hemespherians are moving into Autumn, so here is my cape that I made in MY autumn that is based off Burdastyle pattern – Lindsey #6055

I used a dark forest green corduroy for the outside and matching green gingham for the inside lining. This is the second time I have ever actually used lining and I used plain cotton, which isn’t actually very good for lining as it doesn’t move over my clothes easily or hang very well. But, it is very warm!

I closed the cape with wooden toggles which don’t actually allow the cape to close tightly, so I added hooks and eyes on the inside to keep the cape all together.

I did wear this cape quite a bit during winter, but its not my favourite creation. Mainly because I’m constantly adjusting the way it sits on me and the pockets are too small.

(BTW – Project number 50!!!)

see more at my blog Sewing The 60s

Material Notes

Corduroy and Cotton Gingham




Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Preppy, Romantic
Corduroy, Cotton

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    Oct 14, 2012, 11.46 PMby devoec

    so lovely!!

    i’m thinking of getting the pattern you based this off of to make my own cape. were the pattern instructions good? i always like to check before buying

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      Oct 14, 2012, 11.59 PMby alekat

      thanks! Yeah the intructions were pretty easy. i didnt read the instuctions much actually until i needed them to understand the pockets. they can be kind of tricky if you havnt done them before. and the lining was the easiest lining ive ever done – just make sure you use actual lining fabric!

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    Oct 11, 2012, 11.22 AMby Mary Athey

    It looks great on you x

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