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Stealth Bomber Cape

Added Sep 24, 2015

by liaifen

Brooklyn, New Yo...






This project is based on the Burda Side Button-Up Cape 09/2015 115A. I had a really hard time finding pre-quilted insulated fabric online, and finally found this black, perforated quilted fabric on the Mood website. It’s actually made of three separate layers: a white backing, a water repellent and clear lining, and a black laser cut face.

Because of the lining, it doesn’t drape super easily, but it does give the piece a really cool sheen. I made a few adjustments: re-drew the slope of the shoulders (the original pattern made me look like a football player), added a black jersey lining, finished the inside seams with bias tape, shortened the hem by a few inches, lengthened the “sleeves” (because the weight of the fabric was creating a buckle on the arm), and attached just one snap at the top of the collar and upper chest area. Sometimes the “simplest” patterns require the most modifications ;p

Material Notes

quilted fabric




Fall, Winter
Garment Type

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    Jan 17, 2016, 11.20 AMby RomRom

    Nice cape! Love the look and futuristic textile.

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      Feb 14, 2016, 05.05 PMby liaifen

      Thanks so very much, RomRom!

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    Oct 6, 2015, 02.15 PMby matkailijakirppu

    Great cape! Ready to battle the Autumn winds! ;)

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      Oct 6, 2015, 05.49 PMby liaifen

      Thank you, matkailijakirppu! and I love your profile pic :)

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    Oct 5, 2015, 06.03 PMby slmnstyle

    Very cool looking Cape! It’s perfectly chic for the streets of NY!

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      Oct 6, 2015, 05.49 PMby liaifen

      Thank you so much, simnstyle!

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    Oct 2, 2015, 12.32 AMby nrobson

    cool man!

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      Oct 5, 2015, 12.19 AMby liaifen

      Thanks, nrobson!

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    Oct 1, 2015, 05.29 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    Very nice! Congrats on being featured!

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      Oct 1, 2015, 01.49 PMby liaifen

      Thanks so much, Ellen. Your projects are always fantastic!

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      Oct 1, 2015, 03.25 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks for your nice words! :)

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    Oct 1, 2015, 12.52 AMby SeamRacer

    You are so right with your last sentence…I too find myself taking unwarranted adjusting/sewing time on basic patterns – I glad to know I’m not the only one. Great piece and perfect name for it too. Congrats on being featured.

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      Oct 1, 2015, 01.48 PMby liaifen

      Thanks, SeamRacer! I’m so attracted to “simple” patterns, but it’s taken some time to become more confident in my editing decisions. I didn’t realize my project was featured until I read your comment-haha. Congrats on being featured too- what a lovely dress!

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    Sep 25, 2015, 08.14 AMby Mary Athey

    Fantastic cape, I just love this x

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      Sep 25, 2015, 10.39 PMby liaifen

      Thanks so much, Mary!

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      Oct 1, 2015, 04.48 PMby Mary Athey

      Congrats on being featured, your capes fabulous x

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    Sep 25, 2015, 02.20 AMby Allison Page

    Fantastic job!

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      Sep 25, 2015, 10.39 PMby liaifen

      Thank you, Allison!

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    Sep 24, 2015, 09.56 PMby SueMH

    Fabulous and functional. Well done!

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      Sep 25, 2015, 01.19 AMby liaifen

      Thank you, SueMH!

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    Sep 24, 2015, 08.14 PMby lyndybin

    Beautiful job! Love how it looks and your choice of material and colour. Thank you for posting! :)

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      Sep 25, 2015, 01.18 AMby liaifen

      Oh thank you, lyndybin!

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    Sep 24, 2015, 04.52 PMby mbuchanan1

    Cool fabric! Looks great on you.

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      Sep 24, 2015, 06.13 PMby liaifen

      Thank you so much, mbuchanan1!

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