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Burda Magazine Cape 8-2008 No. 101

Added Nov 16, 2011

by missceliespants

Baltimore, Maryl...






I made this wool cape for a vintage themed Tweed Ride (bicycles) in Washington DC. I had the material professionaly fused with interfacing when I was in NY. This acts a bit like underlining, beefing the material up nicely. Because it was already interfaced, I did not need to add any to the collar, collar stand or facing, etc. I drafted a lining pattern from the original cape pattern and made up the lining in hot pink wool challis. I ‘bagged’ the lining and slip stiched it down around the arm openings. Overall the cape is warmer than you’d think! It’s not the most practical cold weather garment, but it’s mad stylish :)

Material Notes





Winter, Fall
Garment Type
Business, Evening Wear, Victorian

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    Feb 21, 2014, 06.37 AMby Dominica Briscoe

    Oh my gosh. Amazing color! This is stunning on you. Good job

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    Nov 23, 2011, 08.55 PMby belit

    Really fabulous and wellmade, congrats!!. Is just what I’m looking for this winter :)

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    Nov 18, 2011, 09.36 AMby loulourosa

    Lovely cape, so verry well made, and nice with the contrast lining.

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    Nov 18, 2011, 05.11 AMby smallone

    OMG! this is awesome. love the color, love the button detailing…what is that fusing thing because its given your cape a great weight?…and I love that collar!

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      Feb 27, 2012, 09.26 PMby missceliespants

      It’s a weft interfacing throughout. I had it done in NYC. But, if you’re patient, could certainly do it at home!

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    Nov 17, 2011, 02.35 PMby fashionista2407

    This color is so rich… its lovely! I love this :D

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    Nov 16, 2011, 10.29 PMby Andrea Delesdernier

    Great work. and love the surprise of pink inside.

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    Nov 16, 2011, 09.30 PMby patti-r

    Agree looks awesome on you, great job!!!

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    Nov 16, 2011, 08.42 PMby sewgurlwmu

    Mad Stylish is correct! Fabulous work :)

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    Nov 16, 2011, 08.12 PMby TheSewingStudio

    Love the buttons! Such a cute detail!

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    Nov 16, 2011, 07.10 PMby step-van-b

    It’s great! Love the “mad” style!

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    Nov 16, 2011, 07.07 PMby sewingfan1

    Love it! It looks great on you.

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