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My NY cape

Added Aug 11, 2011

by nikkishell

Melbourne, Austr...






Tessuti’s New York Cape pattern
Check wool (Marc Jacobs?) from The Fabric Store
Buttons and binding from Tessuti Fabrics
I made a few alterations. First of all my copy of the pattern is slightly smaller than the original (because i’m a shorty). I also shortened the cape by about 5 inches.
The pattern calls for 2m of fabric, i had only 1.5m and played around with the pattern until i could find a way of cutting it out and matching the check as much as i could.
Instead of buttonholes i used large snaps then sewed the buttons onto the front.

Material Notes

Wool, wool binding, snaps, buttons, poly/cotton binding



Related Techniques


Spring, Fall, Winter
Garment Type

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    Aug 14, 2011, 10.35 PMby tinybows

    I LOVE this!!! Too cute!

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    Aug 14, 2011, 03.26 PMby carolyn-s

    This is gorgeous!!

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    Aug 12, 2011, 09.16 PMby janul

    very nice!

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    Aug 11, 2011, 08.50 PMby JuliaBobbin

    Absolutely fantastic! The length looks perfect too, and I love the idea of snap buttons; I’m going to give that a go!

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    Aug 11, 2011, 06.38 PMby ecila

    It’s a hit! I really like it! Congratulation!

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    Aug 11, 2011, 04.44 PMby peaches2218

    This is absolutely gorgeous. I love it!

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    Aug 11, 2011, 03.55 PMby Ralf Schmitz

    very nice and well made. i adore that kind of material and love to see more capes on women (and men) this upcoming autumn winter season. very kind of “british” look! lovely!

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    Aug 11, 2011, 03.52 PMby raving

    I love capes and giant check patterns, therefore I love this cape. Looks great, I would wear it all autumn!

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    Aug 11, 2011, 12.39 PMby sew4my3

    This is a look that I adore. Great work on working with the layout of the fabric. Overall: Stylish Look!

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