Cape Challenge: Indie pattern inspitation

OHMYGOODNESS, we’re actually doing this! Thanks for the positive feedback, both for The Monthly Stitch and for the sewalong – I can’t wait to see what we all make!

Part of sewing a cape is having a pattern that you love – we’ve kept the choice deliberately open, but if you’re not sure where to start, I have two posts for us covering patterns – we’re spoilt for choice! Given time constraints I thought I’d start with Indie patterns, that way, if you spot one that you love you have a bit more notice for ordering it!

I’m going to be totally patriotic with the first offering – NEW ZEALAND represent with Papercut patterns! How stylishly swirly is this cape? Double breasted, with a peter pan collar and pockets, I can understand why people lust after it so much…

Milano cape

Next we have an offering from The Sewing Workshop. While not named a ‘cape’, the Deja Vu wrap looks super snuggly and shares many characteristics with a cape:

Deja Vu Wrap

I couldn’t not include this pattern, it’s too adorable! This child’s cape pattern from Seamingly Smitten makes me want one of my own:

Hooded Cape for Kids

Luckily, they also have a great adults cape too:

Ruffled collar cape

We have two patterns from BCN Unique Patterns – these patterns were drafted with Haute Coture methods, and your pattern is hand-traced from the original pattern. They even include a label certifying that your pattern is original and exclusive – how great would that be to sew into your garment?? First up, the the Funghi cape – interesting name, but that’s why we love indie!

Funghi Cape

And their second cape pattern is the doublefaced collarless short cape pattern:

Doublefaced collarless short cape

DIY Couture offer an entirely different experience – instead of a pattern you have a book, teaching you how to make their cloak. Pretty gosh darned cool!

DIY Couture Cloak

The Centre For Pattern Design‘s cape/ bolero pattern…. oh my, I love it. Double layers, graceful swoops of fabric, they might call it a bolero, but I think it’s a great cape:

CB Bolero Jacket

The Greta Cape from styleARC is very chic, it’s short, sassy, and I love the collar:

StyleARC’s Greta Cape

Jamie Christina, congratulations, I think you’ve made the coziest looking cape in this entire lineup! Shirred to sit snug against your body, this will be a winner one those cooler days:

Bilbury Capelet

And last but certainly not least, we have the peppermint magazine capelet. I think this is so clever how they’ve designed the pattern to sit shug at your shoulders, and the styling in this pictures is so cute:

Peppermint Cape

Have you found a pattern that you love in this list? Are there any more AMAZING patterns that I have missed? We’ll be doing the big 4’s offerings next, so there’s plenty more pattern goodness for all.


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  3. Ohhh, there are at least 3 I’d like to add to my collection… Deja Vu Wrap, Doublefaced collarless short cape, love that CB Bolero Jacket, and the Style Arc has also been a favourite.
    Oh, dear, that’s four and still counting… decisions!
    Happy sewing to everyone!


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