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The latest issue of Sew News Magazine is out and the cape I made is ON THE COVER! It is so awesome to see something I made on a magazine cover, and I’m so glad it’s this copper cape. This garment was for my Pattern Play column I do for every issue, and inside the magazine you’ll see how I adapt a BurdaStyle pattern to have these awesome cape sleeves. Read on to see more images as well as a sneak peek at a new feature I’m doing for each issue!

One Cool Cape Pattern

For this style I used our Belted Jacket as the base, and inside the magazine you can find a discount code for this pattern! I was looking for a loose silhouette with sleeve potential. For the modification I omitted the belt, lengthened the hem, lengthened the sleeve and made it into a two-piece sleeve. See below:

One Cool Cape Drafting

The main alteration was to convert the front sleeve into two pieces to make a slit! The pattern had a shorter sleeve with slits, so I omitted those pleats and extended the sleeve hemline. Then I drafted a center line and extracted each piece! To see specific measurements and all my drafting and sewing steps, download the digital issue.

One Cool Cape

I love how the end result turned out! Such a glamorous alternative to a cardigan. For the fabric I found this deep copper linen as I didn’t want something to basic like black, grey, or white – but now that I think of it, a crisp ivory wool would be fabulous for this style.

And speaking of ivory… I started to do another reoccurring column in Sew News entitled “Get the Look” where I pair patterns and color palettes to a trending street-style look


For that and much more, be sure to check out the latest issue of Sew News magazine here.

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    Jan 17, 2019, 02.51 PMby Cristty47

    Beautiful cape!! Congratulations Meg, you are an inspiration for all of us!!! Please continue with the wonderful things you are doing. Burda Style is much better with you! Thank you for sharing with us!!!!!

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      Jan 17, 2019, 03.07 PMby MegH

      Aww thank you, you are so sweet :)

      I couldn’t do it though without wonderful inspiring sewists like yourself!!

      Very best,

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