Well. If you will promise not to try to join the Incredibles, I suppose we could talk……..
This is New Look 6073. You’ll recall I had a moment, changing patterns before starting 10yo’s cape project. She’s grown 4.5″ this year (that’s right. Another half-inch this month). She needs something at least moderately warm to wear on our few cool days here in Southern California. But I don’t burn to make something that will be outgrown by Easter! Call me crazy. Thus, a cape.
*I’m blogging this before I hem it – I want to give it a day or so to drop before I sew it up.
The pattern sewed up like a dream, even in plaid and even with the times I got my pieces mixed up. I would absolutely recommend this to someone as a beginner’s lined garment. It’s got a nice drape to
it, too. I considered interfacing the front, glad I didn’t – it doesn’t want the stiffness. Princess seams + a hood + on-seam arm slits.
I used a wool flannel from Mood (online) and a poly charmeuse lining from Joanne’s (local).
I pinked the edges of the wool to finish them. Poly charmeuse is one of the most ravelly fabrics on the planet… and I didn’t want the bulk of a french seam to affect the way the cape draped.
Embroidery stitches to the rescue! I sttiched down the seam allowances with my leaf seam. It made a cool little ripple. I like it, particularly for a child’s cape – you might not want this on your charmeuse fabric. But you can see what it looks like! 🙂
If I needed another cape for something, I’d absolutely reuse this pattern. It drapes beautifully, the hood is lovely (if large), and it was dead-easy.
Recommended – and not a bad “last make for 2014”. 🙂