If you have been visiting the blog lately, you know that I've been inspiration shopping and am all over the cape trend this season. Well, I finally have a cape.
Or is it a wrap? It feels like a wrap but the pattern lists this as a cape. Tomato, tomatoe.
This cape is made with OOP McCall's 2485. I completely forgot that I had this pattern in my stash, circa 1999, until I stumble across it earlier this week. It consists of one pattern piece.
It couldn't be easier except I had to take care of pinning and cutting this out as my fabric hung over the edge of my cutting table. Sewing wise it just called for a roll hem. The pattern is designed for Polar Fleece® and it is the only fabric suggestion listed which makes one wonder, do you really need to do a roll hem on Polar Fleece®?
I didn't use the recommended fabric. Instead, I used a houndstooth suiting fabric that I picked up at Northwest Fabrics about two years ago. My fabric frayed like no-body's business so I serged the edges before moving onto the rolled hem.
I did not pre-treat my fabric before cutting out this project and I'm okay if it shrinks a bit because it sits at a longer length on my five-foot frame than it does on the model. Although, I do like the longer length--it makes it stand out from the RTW versions I've seen in the stores.
Fabric: 2.10 metres $21.33 ($8.99 + taxes)
Pattern: OOP McCall's 2485 $10.12 ($11.95 - 25% off + taxes)
Thread: $2.00 (averaged out cost for serger and sewing machine)
Time: Weeks deciding on this pattern, about an hour to press the pattern and cut the fabric, and another hour at the sewing machine.