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Added Nov 10, 2009

By burdastyle

New York, New Yo...






This super cute Cape is made out of maroon herringbone wool and lined with red herringbone. It has this great English country-living feel that makes you think of a walk in the woods. A creative transition piece from a light jacket to your big winter coat, this really can be worn in any season depending on your fabric choices.

Material Notes

2 – 2 7/8 yards (1,80 – 2,55 meters) SELF, 1 3/4 yards (1,55 metes) LINING
Materials Used: Wool, Silk Lining, Buttons




Garment Type
Cashmere, Wool



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    Mar 17, 2017, 10.27 AMby paulroy735

    The contrasting Herringbone colours are really beautiful.

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    Feb 28, 2017, 09.35 AMby bobsmith10

    Nice blazzer

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    Nov 16, 2016, 05.01 AMby MeganBarahona

    really nice

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    Jul 2, 2015, 03.35 PMby GerardoSantos

    Great work done

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    Apr 5, 2011, 01.15 AMby Dani Restercher

    Oh my god cream wool.

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    Apr 17, 2010, 01.07 PMby wakool

    I love the look of this cape and am very tempted to buy the pattern. However, I looked through the instructions online and couldn’t make head nor tail of the pockets (which are one of the best features). Perhaps it would all be clearer with all the cut out pieces in front of me? Can anyone reassure me because a few of the comments on here are putting me off!

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    Mar 4, 2010, 04.21 PMby csumrall

    I bought and downloaded this pattern – love the pictures of this cape and have found the perfect fabric to use. I would like to have a picture of the model in the cape to go with my pattern of instructions to remind me why I love the pattern. You cannot simply download the photo from Burda’s site.

    You also cannot download a complete set of instructions. This is absolutely necessary – I do not want to come to a link to get all the instructions when I decide to sew this up. And what if it is next year? Will the link still be active?? So I had to go to each link, copy and paste into a file, and delete all the unneccessary stuff like ads, etc. This should be much easier for a pattern that costs $4.00.

    And again, why isn’t the yardage information provided?? Where is the list of notions?? Why is Burda making this hard for me?? I love the cape and will fingure out how to sew it but, what else could I have made with the time wasted figuring out the pattern?

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      Mar 15, 2011, 09.42 PMby kmtwriter

      Look under the picture for the “Get all Instructions (PDF)” link. Depending on your computer and browser you can either right-click the link and click “Save Target As…” or click the link and in the PDF save the file to your computer. If you want a copy of the picture, right-click it and click “Save Picture As…” I’m using the latest version of Internet Explorer in Windows 7. If you are using something different you may have to experiment (or check Help for your browser) to find the correct menu items but the process should be the same.

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    Dec 5, 2009, 02.56 AMby leticiadelacruz

    This is the first pattern I download from Burda and it is not the best. Apart from that, instructions are not very clear (at least not for me) and some pictures were very confusing, like the piping pockets and the placket on the cape. I finished it just now and I still don’t know what I think about it. It was sort of frustrating to put it together so I really hope I end up loving it.

    I used a corduroy fabric for the cape and although I love the color, it looks sort of bulky and a bit stiff. I am going to wash it to see what happens. I’ll post pictures after I wash it. So the suggestion right know is not to use corduroy!

    It took me about 3 yards for the cape and 2 1/2 yards for the lining. I also did lots of mistakes so you’ll end up using all of it if you are like me.

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    Dec 1, 2009, 08.19 PMby ewerenko

    The cape turned out beautiful ( I will get around to posting a picture in projects one of these days). I was worried about the neckline being overwhelming because I am small but it is very flattering on everyone who has tried it on. One note – I am 5’5" (pretty average) and I made the second to the smallest size without adjusting for length which was briefly mentioned in the instructions as an option. It is a probably 3" too long for my taste. If you are my size and want it to hit you where the cape in the picture hits the model then shorten the pattern. Apart from the piping the rest of the project was pretty straight forward. Good luck & have fun.

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    Nov 18, 2009, 12.16 AMby starryeyes11

    I cannot seem to find yardage information for this pattern, even on the instructions tab? This is something that would be nice to have in advance of downloading the pattern.

    Also, I agree with the others that have stated that a downloadable instruction file would be a definite bonus.

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    Nov 17, 2009, 01.35 AMby csiu

    The contrasting Herringbone colours are really beautiful!

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    Nov 15, 2009, 04.05 AMby ewerenko

    Has anyone answered the question yet – where are the instructions? I checked all of the tabs in the pdf and did not see any instructions. Thanks.

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      Nov 15, 2009, 11.54 PMby vacrafter2

      There is no instruction because you have to purchase the pattern for it. The pattern is $4

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      Nov 16, 2009, 04.42 PMby holidaypepper

      Instructions are visible on this page in the tab above the model’s picture (the letters are grey, but it’s not a dead link, you can still click on them). They are a series of slides that you click through; some with photographs and some with diagrams. You don’t have to purchase the pattern to view the instructions. I hope this helped :)

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    Nov 14, 2009, 09.45 PMby kambey

    The plotted size is 36″ × 100″, I’m making the smallest size, and it probably uses about 2 yards of fabric (I bought 3, and there’s plenty left over). It also requires interfacing, buttons, and piping. Hope this helps for the people with questions!

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      Nov 16, 2009, 04.44 PMby holidaypepper

      I bought 3 yds for size 38 and found that I also only used about 2 yds. Plenty of leftovers for practicing those challenging welt pockets.

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    Nov 14, 2009, 08.21 PMby maidenjane

    I have never downloaded a project and want to get an idea of the printing cost before I do so. Kinkos tells me they can print a 36" square for $4.50. What size are these pattern sheets? Thanks!

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    Nov 14, 2009, 10.02 AMby susisonne

    Dear BurdaStyle-Team, great pattern! I have already downloaded the pattern (and paid). But as for the Karen Cardigan (also paid and downloaded) I’d prefer to have an instruction file with infos like how much fabric, interfacing,… you need. I know that I can look at the different instructions steps. But again their is no button to download all the instruction steps in one file. Some patterns had the possibility to “get all the instructions”. It would be great to have this again. Any chance?

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    Nov 13, 2009, 06.56 PMby maidenjane

    Adorable! Plan to buy this one. It would look great over my daughter’s formal – which I haven’t even started – and has to be ready for a concert next week…so it might be too much to add this to the queue!

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    Nov 13, 2009, 06.08 PMby shereesews

    Regarding sizing: NA (not available, not apply) can mean many sizes and is too vague. Will this fit a plus size figure too? Can you please give some measurements such as center back length, center front length, collar width, and shoulder seam length? Thanks sew much!

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    Nov 13, 2009, 05.56 PMby shereesews

    A very stylish cape pattern, but I would like to see photos that show the patterns from center back, inside and center front. You have shown 5 nearly identical photos of the front right side, with barely any variations. Where is your common sense? Seamstresses like to evaluate the “entire look” before they invest in fine fabrics, linings, buttons, and patterns.

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    Nov 13, 2009, 05.28 PMby brendah

    Pretty cute, but if you don’t give fabric requirements and clear instructions, I’m not sure it’s worth $4 to me. I’d rather go to a store and buy a pattern that I don’t have to figure out how to tape together after printing off, using my own printer, AND have clear instructions, as well as having fabric requirements.

    How much fabric DOES this take? Do I need interfacing, facing, etc?

    Do you provide clear instructions, or do I just give it my best shot and hope for the best?

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    Nov 13, 2009, 02.08 PMby debbic

    This is gorgeous and i have just downloaded it.. BUT am i being dim – where are the instructions? For a start how much material do i need?

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    Nov 13, 2009, 06.26 AMby lori2

    I thought this was so nice I had to buy the pattern. I have some ruby red velvet I’d like to use for the cape. I’m thinking perhaps black satin for the lining, and possibly an interlining because when it’s cold, so am I. I may change the collar to a high, mandarin with softly rounded corners though just to keep my long neck warm.

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    Nov 12, 2009, 08.45 PMby crisford1

    I like it, too— though someone needs to give the girl some real pants.

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    Nov 12, 2009, 02.43 PMby nhlulu

    Oh, figure about 3 yards of material — to be safe. You can always make a scarf if it’s over.

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    Nov 12, 2009, 02.42 PMby nhlulu

    Just a note: You can wear a cape over anything! I mean, a suit, a jacket, a silk gown, whatever you need it for — it’s there. I haven’t worn a coat in about quarter century — not since I got my first cape. My present one is a reversible wool (wool lined with wool), so it’s warmer than any coat I’d ever buy. It’s timeless, and comfortable. I always had to take my coat off to drive the car, not the cape! The price is right, too – Vogue has one (not quite so nice) for $20.00 US.

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    Nov 12, 2009, 02.42 PMby siuz

    I am just thinking of making a cape for the last 2 weeks! This is awesome! Thank you!!

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    Nov 12, 2009, 01.23 PMby lindal

    Nice looking cape. Wish there was a photo of how the back looks.

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    Nov 12, 2009, 07.04 AMby sallyleigh

    This is absolutely amazing. Such a beautiful piece and, you’re right, an instant classic. And I really do not think $4 is over the top for such a great design!

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    Nov 12, 2009, 03.22 AMby manati

    I like this web site a lot. But if you really think about it the cost of the pattern plus the cost of printing; it ends up being a little pricey. In my case is like 9.40 $ And what it sucks the most if that the instructions are not always clear. To end you can never find details like what amount of fabric or other details like that.

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    Nov 11, 2009, 11.20 PMby pluriball

    wow! I love capes!!thanks so much!

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    Nov 11, 2009, 10.22 PMby phyllis26

    This Is really nice, Thanks for posting it

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