Sewing along and making the cape? Cape sewn together and lining prepared? If you did all that, it’s time to add some armslits to your cape!
1. Take your cape and pattern piece and mark the position of the arm opening as shown above. The position of the armslits really is up to you. I put mine closer to the centre front, others prefer it to be on the lengthened shoulder seam line.
I recommend you put on your cape and, standing in front of a mirror, mark the preferred position of your armslits on one side of the cape.
Making the cape? Pattern assembled and cut out? Then it’s time to sew the cape and add a lining!
(But before we add a lining, you should have made up your mind about whether your cape will have a hood, a collar or none of the two.)
Sewing the Cape
Before we start cutting out the lining fabric, we will cut out and assemble the cape first. You will find all the major steps with illustrations included in the pattern, but I’ve also taken some pictures while sewing this cape.
Making the cape? Pattern assembled and cut out? Then it’s time to draft the Peter Pan Collar!
Drafting a Peter Pan Collar for Your Cape
In order to do this, we will need to make some adjustments to the cape pattern piece. Best, you cut out your cape fabric before you draft the collar. If you want to cut out the fabric later, you will need to put the pattern piece back together after drafting your collar.
1. Take your cape pattern piece and lengthen the shoulder seamline by drawing a straight line down to the hem like so:
Hello! This is the first part of the Fairy Tale Cape sewalong. There will be quite a few sewalong posts coming up in the next few days/weeks. If you’re not sewing along, bear with me – I’ll try my best to throw in some other posts every once in a while! I have yet to figure out the schedule. I have quite a few finished garments that need to be photographed and blogged, but the sewalong will keep me pretty busy!
Printing & Assembling the Pattern
Hello my fabulous sewalongers! My Fairy Tale Cape pattern was released over a month ago and it is about time to host a sewalong! I’m absolutely over the moon about how many of you downloaded the pattern – it’s even #1 in the Top To Sew category on AllFreeSewing. Thank you guys, you are the best!
The pattern comes with detailed instructions and illustrations, so this sewalong will focus on how to make variations of the cape, such as:
- drafting and adding a Peter Pan collar
- adding armholes/armslits
- adding a full lining