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Houndstooth Cape Dracula

Added May 10, 2010

by Brumby Ramsay

Christchurch, Ne...






This pattern is based on the <a href= “http://old.burdastyle.com/patterns/show/3639&#8221;&gt;Cape Dracula pattern from the old BurdaStyle site and is the third project in my Make it Work challenge where I plan on sewing one new garment for myself each week.

(If you were not a member prior to the changes and want the pattern please let me know and I would be happy to email it to you)

It is honestly a dream pattern to make up, as I progressed along each step I became more and more pleased with how it was turning out. I made very few modifications to the pattern, for once the shoulder length was perfect for me (normally they are too long by at least 1-1.5cm) but I did add a little at the side seams so that I could wear it over my bulky cardigans without feeling it looked like it was too small for me. I omitted the darts because, well to be honest I was just feeling lazy and wanted to get it made up quickly, after a quick try on I was happy enough without the additional shaping.

I am so happy with it that I already have plans to make a few <a href= “http://utbwb.blogspot.com/2010/05/make-it-work-project-three-superhero.html&#8221;&gt;modifications and whip up another.




Garment Type
Business, Classic, Victorian, Vintage
Cotton, Polyester

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    Mar 13, 2012, 02.17 AMby sylvie6

    Great work!!This is amazing!!! Could you email me the pattern please? atcarole@hotmail.com

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    May 31, 2010, 09.20 AMby baroness

    this is great on so many levels! i love dogtooth, i love capes and i love all things Dracula. good work!

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    May 18, 2010, 11.03 PMby kelerabeus

    Oh, I remember this one! I’ve tried to get the pattern from ceregana’s blog but I haven’t had much luck with that :) This is so cool and great cape, and offering the pattern is really kind of you.

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    May 11, 2010, 03.51 AMby nessys

    This is a lovely jacket – you’ve done a fab job and that hounds tooth ROCKS!

    I was never a member of the old site – I wonder what other gems I missed out on. . . I wish I could sus them all out and get the patterns!

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    May 11, 2010, 01.13 AMby misteebelle

    Love it! Love it!! Love it!!! So dramatic & the houndstooth really gives it a vintage feel. Look forward to seeing your modifications for the next one.

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      May 11, 2010, 01.58 AMby Brumby Ramsay

      Thank you! I have just emailed you through the pattern, let me know if you don’t get it through…

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    May 10, 2010, 09.15 PMby likejersey

    Since it was posted on the old burda site, would it be acceptable for someone to re-post it? I don’t know if I would ever get to sewing this, but I can already see it paired with a pair of slim tailored wool trousers and a silk blouse. How can I get my hands on this pattern?

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      May 10, 2010, 09.44 PMby Brumby Ramsay

      I wondered the same thing, the pattern was originally uploaded by a member who now seems inactive on the new site. When I could not find the pattern here I tried contacting her directly for the pattern but with no luck, it was sew4my3 who kindly found the link for me(my searches cape up empty).

      I would guess that BS would need the original pattern drafters permission before reuploading it since they have not just automatically done it. It was a VERY popular pattern on the old site, most projects had well over 3000 views, one as high as 11000!

      Maybe someone from BS can advise on this if they are reading?

      Either way, if you would like it at any stage just let me know where to email it to….

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    May 10, 2010, 07.49 PMby daydreamer1987

    Hi, I absolutely love this!! Could you email me the pattern please? I’m hoping this will be my ‘third time lucky’ project as last two have no gone as planned :(. Absolutely love it in houndstooth though!! It’s so hard to find!!

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      May 10, 2010, 09.39 PMby Brumby Ramsay

      Sorry to hear the last two have not gone so well, it is so frustrating when things just don’t work out how you would like. I am more than happy to send it through for you , either leave me a comment with your email address, or if you prefer not to make it public just email me : brumbyisutbwb@gmail.com

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    May 10, 2010, 05.58 PMby assets

    The insides are just as good as the outside. Well done I love the fabric and I have fabric I have had for some time waiting for the right style. Your Make it work Challenge is great I need to do that see how many outfits I can make in a month.

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      May 10, 2010, 09.36 PMby Brumby Ramsay

      Thanks you. I found I ended up sewing more for other people than myself, the Make it Work challenge was designed to overcome that amongst other things, so far it is working well.

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    May 10, 2010, 05.53 PMby ironethel

    I have been trying to get ahold of this pattern ever since i saw it on here! Yours looks so fantastic (i love houndstooth)!

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      May 10, 2010, 09.35 PMby Brumby Ramsay

      Would you like me to email it through to you? If so either leave me a comment with your email address, or if you prefer not to make it public just email me : brumbyisutbwb@gmail.com and I will gladly pop it through for you.

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    May 10, 2010, 02.19 PMby jdp136

    love this in houndstooth!! so awsome!

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      May 10, 2010, 09.34 PMby Brumby Ramsay

      Thanks, I remember my Nana having a lovely Houndstooth coat when I was a girl, so I have had a soft spot for for as long as I can remember…

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    May 10, 2010, 01.25 PMby Anna Aasbjerg

    I really like it! I wasn’t a member on the old site, and would be very happy, if you could mail me the pattern! :-) Thank you.

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      May 10, 2010, 09.33 PMby Brumby Ramsay

      Not a problem, either leave me a comment with your email address, or if you prefer not to make it public just email me : brumbyisutbwb@gmail.com and I will gladly pop it through for you.

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      May 10, 2010, 09.38 PMby Anna Aasbjerg

      Thank you so much! :-) You can mail me on: hillersmail@yahoo.dk. Thanks again for your help!

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    May 10, 2010, 01.17 PMby jaimesews

    really fabulous – great job on the inside too!

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      May 10, 2010, 09.30 PMby Brumby Ramsay

      Thank you, a rather boring lining color I know, but practical right? :-/

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    May 10, 2010, 11.57 AMby feetyjammies

    I really like this. Like someone said you have given capes a good name.

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    May 10, 2010, 11.19 AMby Passiona Cottee

    oh, yes! You really have given capes a good name. I love your choice of fabric and pattern – that you have used a houndsTOOTH fabric on a DRACULA pattern… mwah ha ha ha!

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      May 10, 2010, 09.28 PMby Brumby Ramsay

      It is totally to the credit of the original pattern maker, she did a stunning job as I never would have being so pleased with any other cape. As for your little joke, i genuinely spat the mouthful of tea I had out, thanks for making me chuckle so early in the morning, I never associated the two, very clever!

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    May 10, 2010, 11.11 AMby kiwistitcher

    lol – yeah I only go to Spotlight as a last resort – but you got a great bargain :) thanks for that

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      May 10, 2010, 09.25 PMby Brumby Ramsay

      You are welcome, sorry it would not send last night for some reason but should now be in your inbox. Enjoy!

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    May 10, 2010, 11.06 AMby candicej

    This is AMAZING! I love the houndstooth (I have a thing for monochrome) I’m sure many, many compliments will be coming your way while wearing this…

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      May 10, 2010, 09.24 PMby Brumby Ramsay

      Thank you! Me too, there is something very classic about monochrome isn’t there?

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    May 10, 2010, 10.46 AMby kiwistitcher

    that would be fantastic – my e-mail is kimbee67@hotmail.com. where did you get the houndstooth fabric from – Global Fabrics or somewhere like Centrepoint?I was thinking of making it up in pinstripe – but houndstooth would be a bit more designer-y? cheers :)

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      May 10, 2010, 10.52 AMby Brumby Ramsay

      I hang my head as I say this but Spotlight, my brother kindly gave me voucher for there for my birthday (he did not know how much I abhor them), I had planned to buy zips and so forth but then saw they had a whole bunch of fabrics on sale. They (stupidly) had it marked at just $2.00 a metre. I gladly took it off their hands! Will email it through now for you….

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    May 10, 2010, 10.38 AMby emilie6709

    I love it! I’ve been looking for a similar pattern for ages. I had a look at your blog and I also spent ages copying the pattern in Burda magazine only to realise I didn’t actually like that cape very much! :-) If you could send me the pattern I’d really appreciate. Emilie.pave@hotmail.co.uk Thanks And by the way, the fabric you picked does give it and Alexander McQueen feel indeed!

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    May 10, 2010, 10.27 AMby kiwistitcher

    so nice!!! I must find that pattern & add it to my list of things to sew :)

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      May 10, 2010, 10.36 AMby Brumby Ramsay

      Thank you! Let me know if you need it emailed through…

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