So we’re almost at an end of this particular sewing project, and not before long. Winter is fast approaching.
Enjoy your Burda Style Cape and make sure you take plenty of brisk winter walks to show the world your talent. Failing that, there really is a growing sewing community, hungry to see how your garment looks!
Don’t believe me?
I have always stressed that fashion sewing can boost your self confidence. Give it a try!
Don’t worry if you’ve missed any of this three part series. Either visit my Sewing Project page where you will find EVERY lesson for EVERY sewing project, or click the links below -
Finishing the Burda Style 7422 Cape
NB – Click on each photo to enlarge it and take a better look.
1 – Introduction
2 – Sew – Sew the facings front and back then create a buttonhole on to the shoulder strap.
3 – Front Seam– Sew a lapped seam. You should then top stitch to the right side of the cape, (1cm – 3/8inch from the seam line).
4 – Topstitching – When you come to the welt for the pocket, stitch as close as possible to it, stop, put the needle down into your work and once the pressure foot is lifted to manoeuvre the cape pocket out of the way, continue sewing.
5 – Sew Front and Back – Sew the front and back sections together and press the seams. Position the shoulder strap and sew into place stitching twice. For the first line of stitching, have the strap (pointy end) facing away from the neckline and sew 1cm – 3/8inch. For the second line, fold the strap back on itself with the pointed end towards the neckline and sew.
6 – Collar Band – Sew the band to the cape neckline, then trim and clip the seam. Press open.
7 – Collar Band 2 – Sew on to the facing section, then trim and clip. Press the seam open.
NB – There is an error with the sewing pattern so to ensure your collar is correct, sewing pattern pieces 6 and 7A need to be cut twice, and NOT once as indicated on the sewing pattern.
8 – Cape – Position collar onto the seam line of the collar band. Match up all markings. At this stage, the cape is facing right side up as is the collar.
9 – Cape, Collar and Facing – Sew through all thicknesses from the centre of the neckline to the hemline of the cape. Trim clip and press.
10 – Collar Band – Sew the facing seam to the cape collar band seam to keep the facing in position.
As per the sewing pattern instructions, all that there is left to complete, is to sew the sleeve band into place.
This process involves a technique called slipstitching (after initial machine sewing). This is quite a simple technique – See how this is done by watching,
Now add the buttons, the press stud and sew the hemline.
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Happy fashion sewing,
Colleen G Lea