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McCall 4459 by Miler Soeurs

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 moiré 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.

{ 9 comments… add one }
  • Peter November 22, 2011, 1:32 pm

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

  • Katherine November 22, 2011, 1:38 pm

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

  • puu November 22, 2011, 1:55 pm

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

  • Debi November 22, 2011, 2:24 pm

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

  • Naomi November 22, 2011, 4:24 pm

    Amazing job! I absolutely adore the back neck detail!

  • Camille November 23, 2011, 9:36 am

    I love it, beautifully made.

  • Sarah November 23, 2011, 2:39 pm

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

  • Hillary November 24, 2011, 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, 12:37 pm

      Thanks so much, Hillary!

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