Vintage Sewing

Simplicity 5669: Tartan Plaid Cape

March 3, 2011

Hi Everyone! I recently finished a wool plaid cape, made from a vintage 1964 Simplicity pattern. It’s lined with flannel-backed polyester lining, with gold-tone metal buttons down the front.Things I loved about this project? It’s easy to sew a cape, since there aren’t very many seams and it doesn’t require a lot of fitting! Wearing a cape is so comfortable, like throwing on a blanket.

Because it was easy to sew, I spent more time cutting and matching the plaid, and pad-stitching the cape collar. I’m really happy with how this project turned out!
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  1. I do love it…you need some great fab cloves to go with your cape. Maybe even a beret and matching handbag.

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