Soft Capes

I love it when someone asks a question that spurs me to do a post. Thank you Celtic Flame poster.

Here are the soft capes that I have done. There are no set patterns here. To figure out what I want, I whip out the good ol’ muslin and start fooling around. With the dress on my dress dummy, I start pinning, cutting, gathering, draping. Once I have it, I use the muslin to cut my fabric.  I feel like one of those artistes on Project Runway!

Celia’s cape.

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Liz’s cape.
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Dana’s cape.  Triple layer.
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Emily’s cape.
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Pleated drape.

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This cape did come from the drawing the dancer had done. I used her drawing as a starting point to make the pattern.

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Single layer draped.
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Double layer draped.
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This is actually soft fabric over a stiff shawl.

Double layer.

Gathered to hang from stiff piece…which is not secured correctly in this pic. I like the idea of this one…someday I will try it again and figure it better.

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Rebecca
    Jul 18, 2007 @ 13:17:00

    Ann, thank you for posting the pictures of the capes. I have a hard time finding pictures of the backs of dresses. The fronts are beautiful, but when it comes to a client picking out a cape, trying to find the pictures of the different kids can be quite challenging. This is a great reference I will refer my clients to. Thank you!

  2. the wandering quilter
    Jul 19, 2007 @ 06:22:00

    Absolutely stunning, as always Ann!

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