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A Cape for Lyon

Added Sep 16, 2013

by dgregori

Lyon, France






This is my first garment-sewing experience. I’m studying Fashion Design in Lyon, France starting this fall, and I wanted some technical sewing experience before starting the semester. I found this pattern, and loved it for the blustery fall over there in the southeastern region. I had my grandmother help me, a great opportunity for the two of us to spend time together, and to soak up all her decades of experience.

I chose a small hounds-tooth checked wool and a black double-knit to line it (which we added to the pattern).

I will say, the pattern is not easy to follow and lacks some serious direction, which is really unfortunate. It tooke me a couple attempts to get it right.

But I think it turned out real well, and I will be wearing it on the plane tomorrow! I can’t wait for my next project…

Material Notes

2 1/4 yds wool
2 1/4 yds double-knit cotton (lining)
black interfacing
4 snaps
1 36" double zipper




Garment Type

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    Sep 23, 2013, 01.37 AMby Louiji

    Most fabulous

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    Sep 21, 2013, 01.33 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    A very beautiful thing indeed. I’m thinking about making a cape but I wonder how comfortable it is to wear and what about hands when you have to do something outside the cape.

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    Sep 20, 2013, 09.03 AMby mixtlii

    Quelle allure! Superbe cape. Figure toi que cela fait 2 ans que j’ai acheté le tissu et la fermeture éclair pour ce patron, mais que je ne me suis jamais lancée parce que faire la doublure toute seule, ça me fait peur… Mais ton projet m’encourage, peut-être je l’aurais enfin pour cet hiver!!

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    Sep 19, 2013, 04.26 AMby freenifitsa

    Beautiful piece of clothing. Congratulations. Wonderful to have your Grandmothers experiiance to help guide you

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    Sep 18, 2013, 10.58 PMby MandieW

    Congrats, you’ve made our member project of the week!

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    Sep 18, 2013, 09.00 PMby Mary Athey

    It looks great and you are so.lucky to share this with your gran. One of mine passed away before i was born and the other when i was very young. Enjoy all the time you have with her xx

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    Sep 16, 2013, 06.18 PMby papermothballvintage

    What a pretty cape, very lovely!

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    Sep 16, 2013, 02.01 PMby Tiffany Phares

    I love it! You and your Grandma did a great job. I think I remember others having issues making this cape when I was looking at cape patterns.

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