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Cape Jacket (Plus Size) 09/2015 #131



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Women’s plus size cape sewing patterns available for download. Available in various sizes and is produced by BurdaStyle Magazine.

This cape with sleeves is the new new solution a coat to fit over blazers and lighter jackets, front and rear sleeves are each cut at the front and side panels. A grosgrain ribbon emphasizes the front edge and the wide swinging hem.

This pattern is from the Metropolitan collection.

Recommended Materials

Fluffy fabrics of wool or mixed fabrics.

Amount of Fabrics

Brushed check fabric,
width: 145 cm (57 ins)
length: 3.60 m (4 yds) for all sizes.


Petersham ribbon,
width: 5 cm (2 ins)
length: 5.10 – 5.20 – 5.25 – 5.35 – 5.40 m (5 1/4 – 5¾ – 5 3/4- 6 – 6 yds).

Petersham ribbon,
width: 1 cm (3/8 in)
length: 0.50 m (1/2 yd).

Petersham ribbon,
width: 1.5 cm (5/8 in)
length: 0.55 m (¾ yd).

4 large sew-on snap fasteners.

Seam Allowance

This pattern doesn't include seam allowance

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    Sep 17, 2015, 06.00 AMby cathig

    I used this pattern with thin, breathable raincoat material. It was pretty quick to make (2 hours assembling the pattern and cutting, 2 hours at most sewing). However, I neglected to cut my material a little smaller since the pattern is designed for thick, fluffy material. So I had to make some modifications afterwards. But overall, I’m happy with the end product. I wanted a raincoat to wear walking two miles to work. It needed to be lightweight so I wouldn’t get too warm under it. I did not want to carry my purse and backpack with work shoes over the raincoat since it would be nice to keep them dry, too. This is generously sized to fit my gear and me, keeping everything dry.

    I did not use the Petersham ribbon, and I sewed the seams toward the inside of the jacket instead of outside, since it would not work as a raincoat the other way.

    Notes about the pattern: I did not see good instructions about how to assemble the collar. So here’s what I did: I cut two on the fold of both the upper and lower collar. I attached fusible interfacing to what I used as the outside. Then, right sides together, sewed the inside and outside of one collar pair together along the top seam. The top is the longer side of the curve. I ironed the seam allowance toward the interfaced side. This is a little difficult at the middle, but it’s worth it to hide the seam toward the inside of the collar. You could understitch the seam at this point, but I chose not to since a raincoat should have as few holes as possible. Then I ironed the two wrong sides together. Next, I turned it back inside out and stitched the two ends together. Finally I turned it back rightside out, being careful to get nice points at the corners, and ironed. Repeat for the other collar pair.

    The other change I made was to use interfacing on the parts where the snaps go. The cutting instructions were not clear to me on this piece, but since the cutting diagram showed it on the folded piece, I cut and used two – one for the top and one for the bottom. I used interfacing since I think the snaps would make the material wear pretty fast. Maybe with thicker material, it wouldn’t be needed, but I think it makes thinner material look great and I think it will last longer.

    If I made it again, I would make a couple more changes. Perhaps it’s due to using woven material, but there doesn’t seem to be enough space between the arm holes. So I would cut the front panel a little wider. As it is, it feels a bit like Tyrannosaurus Can’t.

    It’s very generously sized throughout the body, so base your cutting solely on the circumference of your neck and the widths of your shoulders. Being more pear-shaped, I should have cut a size smaller than I did, even without using the wrong fabric.

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