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Winter Capes

July 1, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Mondays 1, 8, 15, 24 July 6-8.30 pm (4 sessions)

Make winter fun and fashionable with a swish cape.  In this class we’ll work through the steps of the cape, adapting it to your sewing level as you learn how to apply facings and a lining, how to set a hood or create a precise collar, and how to work through the details of the cape, from buttons and buttonholes, to sewing on frogs, to welt pockets.

Choose from a selection of cape patterns, and make a simple, classic collared cape, the hooded Little Red-Riding Hood style cape, or a modern fashion cape with a belt or arm slits.


Suitable for intermediate to advanced sewers.  Less experienced sewers should pick a simpler pattern without welt pockets, and  with lining pieces if they want it lined.  More advances sewers can use this as an opportunity to adapt an unlined pattern to have a lining, and to learn how to set welt pockets and do other advanced detailing.

Materials:  Students are responsible for providing their own pattern and fabric.  I have a selection of vintage cape patterns available to rent for the class for a small fee.

Patterns: McCalls M4698, New Look 6073, New Look 6007 (moderately advanced), Papercut’s Milano Cape (advanced),  McCalls M6446 (advanced).

Available to borrow: Style 3859* (size 16, bust 38), Butterick 5987* (sizes medium & large), Butterick 5444 (size medium), McCalls M6446 (sizes 6-12)

Cost: $120

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July 1, 2013
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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