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Forest Cape sans lining

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    cygne2 @cygne2

    I just received the fabric for my Forest Cape and am surprised to find it is double-sided. Both sides of the wool blend are soft (child friendly) and attractive, so I’ve decided to forego lining the cape. I think I could put the interface between the layers of wool and bind the raw edges. My question is, what to do about the neck facing?

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    Liesl Gibson
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    Is it a true double-faced fabric? Because if it is, you can separate the fabric at the edges and tuck the edges in between the layers before hand-stitching to finish it. The would allow you to create a fully reversible cape if you don’t mind hand sewing quite a bit. I just did a quick google search and found a couple of tutorials to help you:

    http://mariasewing.blogspot.com.es/2012/05/how-to-sew-basic-seam-with-double-faced.html

    http://mariasewing.blogspot.com.es/2012/07/how-to-hem-double-faced-wool.html

    Or you could bind the neck edges use as you’re planning to bind the other edges. Either way, I think it will be really cute and hope you’ll show us when you’re done!

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    cygne2 @cygne2

    I don’t know whether it is a true double-faced fabric. The wool layers are loosely woven, so hard to separate, but I haven’t tried stitching over/reinforcing them and going at it, as shown in the blog. More to come. Thank you so much for the links and for your very helpful suggestions. As usual, the O + S pdf was a breeze to put together.

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    Liesl Gibson
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    @liesl

    Please keep me posted! I’m curious to hear how it goes. And it’s great to hear the PDF assembled easily. Cheers!

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    Jane H @JaneH

    Hi,
    I saw this photo on Pinterest and would love to make your cape and add the collar. Any ideas on how to do that?

    I tried coping the link and pasting it in Google search and it worked for me. I hope it works for you!!
    Thanks.
    Jane H

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    Jane H @JaneH

    Hmmmm link doesn’t show up. I wonder why?
    I guess I did it wrong above. Here is the link.
    Jane H.

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    Lightning McStitch @LightningMcStitch

    The Little Things To Sew Cape has a good already and is probably closer to the swingy shape of your inspiration image.
    Or, if it’s a fur/fake fur collar you’re wanting, then how about a removable faux collar. Makes it easier to wash the Cape if needed.
    You could use a collar shape from the Building Block Dress Book and have it tie at the back, and a press stud or two to keep it in place at the front.
    I’m tempted to make an oilskin Cape with a faux fur collar now…. 😀

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    cygne2 @cygne2

    Jane H, I’m not sure if I can help you. I made an unlined wool version. (It was a gift that I sent and requested but never received a pic, so I don’t have one.) It looked very much like this, though:

    Black Wool Binding

    …which I was pleased with, but it isn’t really what you’re going for, right(?) But if there’s anything else I can help you with (binding/no lining, etc.), I’d be glad to. And of course, I encourage you to go for it–Pinterest version rocks!–it looks very doable, and the Forest Cape pattern is infallible (if I can do it…) and easily adaptable.

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    Liesl Gibson
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    @liesl

    What about using the Building Block Dress book to draft a collar of your own to fit the cape? A fur Peter Pan collar would be adorable!

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