Sunday, April 29, 2012

Double faced cape - details

So this is the pattern of my double faced cape.

M5913

and this is the technical view

Line Art

I made view C.
You can see why I chose this one. There only a few seams.
I also eliminated the centre back seam, to cut down the work a little bit.



As lovely as that red is, it won't come out right on the pictures. I hope you get the idea though.

I bought the buttons before I started sewing the cape and I hadn't really decided if I would use red on red, but when I finished, I knew I had to sew red on grey and vice versa.


Aren't these red ones cute? They look like glass.



Tip! If you decide to make a double faced garment, make sure to pick buttons of the same size for both sides!
And this is how they are sewn.



As you can see, I made bound button holes.
I had never made them before, either by machine or hand.
They are not hard to make, but they do take time and your full attention.

This is how they look on red


and on grey


Grey hides things easier as you can see.

Back darts.



Can you see them? 
That was the point! To make them invisible!

Collar




Side seams



The red one is sewn by machine and the grey by hand.

Bell loops



The only con is that, if I want to wear the cape from  the other side,
 I have to take the belt off and pass it through all the 4 belts openings and the loop.


And finally the hemming.
All sewn by hand.


I'll post a couple of tutorials on how to get these results.

See you around
Maria









4 comments:

Ronniie said...

Beautiful cape, Maria. You've inspired me to get the pattern. Looking forward to the tutorials.

Maria said...

Thank you! I'm sure you'll enjoy the pattern. It's super easy, if you follow the instructions and not go through my journey! The first tutorial is on!

Claire (aka Seemane) said...

Love it - the colours work so well together, well done :)

Maria said...

Thank you! I love those colours, they match everything.

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