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9 years ago
I love the look of Liesl’s new pattern! And I can make one for myself (once I’ve upsize it)!! I so need new jumpers (pullovers). And I’ve found what to do with a number of pieces of wool I picked up form the op shop a while ago. i am so excited!9 years ago
Upsizing! Yes it seems to be the flavour of the month here too! I do love this though and I think I will be using it to jazz up the winter wardrobe when the weather gets cooler. It’ll be kind of fun to do a mum and daughter matching cape.9 years agoNicole @motherof5
There will be adult sizes Heidi,you won’t have to enlarge the children’s.9 years ago
I will still need to enlarge the adults size Nicole! At the moment my hips are out of the size range. I’ll also end up adding a lot of length to it to accomodate my height, but that’s a normal adjustment for me. But it’s much easier to start from here than the kids sizes!9 years agoDianaH158 @DianaH158
I love the look of it too! And I agree the mother/daughter combo will look really great!9 years agoNicole @motherof5
Oh to be that tall Heidi.
That is the beauty of sewing,I am short and dumpy and cannot find anything in the shops.9 years agoJane @jesims
I think you might be surprised about the fit. I wear a standard women’s size 14 so I made the XL cape and found it to be plenty roomy. I probably could have made an L and still had a nice fit. I’m 5’4″ and the cape hits below my hip bone. I think it’s a very forgiving pattern (if you sew it together correctly but that’s a story for another day).
Jane9 years agoSarah_G @Sarah_G
Gorgeous pattern! Speaking of sizing, does the adult version have any extra ease around the bust? I’m a petite 30 inch hip and normally take in most patterns but here it looks like the size 12 with careful length adjustment might be a better starting point? Or am I just being a cheapskate wanting to start from the cheaper pattern!9 years ago
Sarah, If I had a 30″ hip and was peitie I would probably be inclined to start from the smaller pattern (large child sizes), otherwise you may swim in it! since the adult pattern only starts at a 35″ hip and the finished measurements of the final garment is 39″ at the hip, that would be almost 10″ of ease!!9 years agoSarah_G @Sarah_G
Thanks Heidi – glad to hear it’s not a stupid idea, you are right the final dimensions seem way to large for my small frame! I think I’ll give it a go with a muslin from the kids pattern.9 years agowendy @wendyls
I am totally diving into this pattern tonight. Just this morning I was draping myself in a salvaged piece of large scale plaid wool that I’d set aside for something exactly like this. And then the patterns popped up. Serendipity! And just as I was typing now I overheard my daughter saying she was ready for bed, about 1 1/2 hours early. That NEVER happens. Can it really be?9 years ago
You know I can see the child’s version of this being the makings of a great “Sherlock Holmes” costume. But seriously I cannot wait for the cooler weather to come back so I can make this.9 years ago
instead of waiting for the cooler weather, how about one in light cotton for a cover-up to go over a tank top or something to protect your shoulders from the sun if you have to go outside!9 years agoMaggie @Maggie
Oh, you Aussies and your talk of cooler weather while some of us are freezing in winter.
I just happen to have a piece of wool I bought in Ireland years and years ago. It was mostly just to pet and admire, but now I might have enough to sew something. Just goes to show, buying fabric just to hoard it is never wrong.9 years ago
Maggie, we are craving for some cooler weather because it is a very hot and going to long summer! I would love to see snow again because of it! All this talk of wool pieces is making me itch to get onto this new pattern but I can’t as the list is way too long already so it will have to wait until at least April when the rain hits. I wonder how this would look as a rain coat cape?
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