Winter is almost upon us.
Protect that beautifully made party dress from natures elements by making this cozy, snug and great looking alternative to a regular jacket or coat.
Yes fashion sewers! Welcome to part 1 of my brand new sewing project – The Burda Style 7422 Cape.
A Cape! Really?
Now before some of you click away, I want to assure you that cape’s are not the sole preserve of your every day superhero. Take a look below, you won’t be seeing Batman or Superman wearing a cape like this.
The Burda Style 7422 Cape Sewing Project
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Before we start, you’re first going to need ‘the sewing pattern‘.
Simply click – A Checklist for a New Sew-Along, The Burda Style 7422 Cape and not only will you be able to get all the information required to take part in this sewing project, but there are links that enable you to purchase the sewing pattern online.
How I Made the Burda Style 7422 Cape
NB – Click on each photo to enlarge it and take a better look.
1 – Introduction – NB – Do remember, before you begin the construction process, you first need to shrink your fabric (if need be), lay your pattern pieces, mark the necessary sewing pattern symbols onto fabric then cut out all of the individual pieces.
3 – Sew – Machine sew all small components of the garment that will be added later, for example the shoulder tabs, sleeve bands, welts and collar.
5 – Topstitch – Topstitch the welts, shoulder tabs and sleeve band.
6 – Collar – Sew the collars together. (Take it nice and slow whilst sewing curves).
7 – Press – Press the collar and understitch to hold the under-collar in place. All the smaller pieces of the cape are now done. It’s time to move on to the larger sewing pattern pieces.
9 – Seam – Then centre back seam of the cape is lapped. See how this is done by watching How to Sew a Lapped Seam.
10 – Ready for the pockets?
Well you’re just going going to have to wait until next week!
Do take your time with this sewing project. It’s not a race and we are certainly not in competition. Take it at your own pace.
If you feel ready to move onto part 2 of our sew-along, click -
If you have any questions or simply want to say hello, then please do not hesitate to contact me.
Happy fashion sewing,
Colleen G Lea