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My little Blue Cape

Added Jun 13, 2011

by sewingfan1

Stourbridge, Uni...






I really wanted a bright blue coat but with a cape design but couldn’t find any on the high street so figured ‘hey, they can’t be that tough to make’ and here’s the result. I really like it but I think it will be a loooong time before I attempt a coat again. I think it’s the thickness of the fabric that put me off, especially when I was trying to do the collar and I didn’t find it quite as easy to make as I was expecting. It kind of reminds me of the capes the nurses wore during The War.

Decided to use 2 tone sari silk fabric for the lining which a friend brought back from India for me – it switches from burgundy to peacock blue depending on the light which is gorgeous!

It’s from Burda magazine August 2009 no.111

Material Notes

Wool for the coat
Silk for the lining




Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Classic, Military, Romantic, Vintage
Silk, Wool

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    Jun 15, 2011, 05.01 PMby just-fee

    that looks fantastic!

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      Jun 15, 2011, 07.36 PMby sewingfan1

      thankyou so much :-)

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    Jun 14, 2011, 06.28 PMby nouvellegamine

    love it! i’ve been wanting to make this pattern too!

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      Jun 15, 2011, 08.06 AMby sewingfan1

      Go for it! I bet with a thinner fabric it would be alot simpler to make and I love the fact it’s such a unique pattern design, I’ve seen nothing remotely similar on the high street :-)

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    Jun 14, 2011, 09.02 AMby janul

    I love the color! I wanted a blue coat myself, but couldn´t find the fabric… I can also imagine how difficult it is to make this! Great job.

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      Jun 14, 2011, 09.06 AMby sewingfan1

      Thanks! Did find it frustrating while making it but I was glad I made the effort in the end.

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