Wednesday, April 14, 2010

New Look 6933 - Girls cape

My daughter has been invited to a ghost party at Quarantine Station.   What to wear?


After a bit of brainstorming we decided that any great costume may end up being covered up as its late at night and they have to wear something warm.  So how about a huge cape?  Black ?  With red lining ??


I posted this to pattern review:  

Pattern Description: Girls dress and cape. I made the cape.

Pattern Sizing: Multi size from 3 to 8. My daughter is 10 1/2 though, so I upsized and altered a little.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Its such a great cape - I couldnt have bought anything like it anywhere.

Fabric Used:Panne velvet. Lining is polyester.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I lengthened it as we were going for a floor length cape. I simply used 1/4 inch seams rather than the 1.5cm seams on the pattern. This upsized it big enough for my daughter. I stinged on the fabric and only bought 2.5 metres of velvet. I knew I was making it far longer than the pattern and even though I made a toile and measured it I got it a bit wrong. The inside facing is supposed to be the same fabric as the cape, but I just used black cotton from my stash.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?I'm sure I'll get a request to make it again from my happy customer (daughter)

Conclusion: Even though this pattern is out of print, I did find it still available on the internet. Its a great pattern for a fancy dress party.

We're loving twirling in it !

Isn't it a great cape?

Now I just have to hem it and finish off the armhole slits.   And make something nice for underneath!


PS This is the pattern:

1 comment:

  1. Isak is requesting a cape just like it. It was a hit!