McCall 4459 by Miler Soeurs

by PatternVault on November 22, 2011 · 9 comments

in 1920s,Capes

My 1920s designer pattern for this week is McCall 4459, a cape by Miler Soeurs. Here’s the pattern envelope:

McCall 4459 Miler Soeurs 1920s designer cape pattern

This one is also from 1926. The Ladies’ and Misses’ size Small (14-16) seemed just right for Naomi, so I didn’t make any alterations at all. The pattern gave two lengths for the cape; I cut the shorter length, which is the same length as the dress she’d be wearing it with.

I made the cape in a grey Dormeuil wool-silk blend with a silver moirĂ© lining and contrast wool pockets. Two small changes I made were to leave off the (decorative) pocket buttons and to interface the standing collar yoke with hair canvas. Working with such beautiful fabric, I was extra-careful with the finishing details—and it was completely worth it.

Here are a few photos of the finished cape:

You can find more details and photos on my blog.

This post was written by...

– who has written 10 posts on

PatternVault's posts / PatternVault's website

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Peter November 22, 2011 at 1:32 pm

Wow — that cape looks gorgeous! What a wonderful pattern.


Katherine November 22, 2011 at 1:38 pm

Awesome! I’ve been looking forward to seeing this and it doesn’t disappoint :D


puu November 22, 2011 at 1:55 pm

what a stunner! i’m loving these old patterns of yours. please keep them coming!


Debi November 22, 2011 at 2:24 pm

This is so stunning! I just love the lines of this cape!


Naomi November 22, 2011 at 4:24 pm

Amazing job! I absolutely adore the back neck detail!


Camille November 23, 2011 at 9:36 am

I love it, beautifully made.


Sarah November 23, 2011 at 2:39 pm

Thank you, everyone! I’ve been surprised by how much I enjoy sewing with these old patterns..


Hillary November 24, 2011 at 9:36 am

Love love love love love love love love love this!!! Wow, I am pretty much speechless otherwise that to say wow, holy monkeys, I just love this so much!!


Sarah November 26, 2011 at 12:37 pm

Thanks so much, Hillary!


Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: