Oliver + S

Forest Cape sans lining

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    Profile photo of cygne2cygne2 @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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    Profile photo of Liesl GibsonLiesl 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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    Profile photo of cygne2cygne2 @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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    Profile photo of Liesl GibsonLiesl Gibson
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    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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