Indulge in the regal reverie where royalty knows no boundaries. For centuries, capes have held a celestial and ascendant symbolism that represents heroism, virtue, and courage. Experience the sense of untouchable elegance as we introduce The Coleus Cape Coat free sewing pattern: a classic, yet versatile outerwear piece that brings warmth, style, and function all together. No wonder why this timeless silhouette continues to captivate fashion enthusiasts across different eras!
The use of capes dates back to as early as the 11th century, but it wasn’t until the 1900s that the silhouette was reimagined by some of the most iconic fashion designers in history. The rich, deep tone of purple from the wool/cashmere effortlessly captures attention, having you stand out like royal majesty. As the final touch, this wonderful coat is accentuated with embossed leather buttons that redefine sophistication. While the cold chills continue to descend, make sure to stay warm, stay stylish, and let winter’s embrace be as elegant as your new cape coat!
Purchase Materials Used Below:
- 3 yards of Alberini Italian Purple Wool/Cashmere Coating
- 5 each of Black Embossed Leather Shank Back Button – 40L/25.5mm
- 1 spool of 927 Medium Orchid 100m Gutermann Sew All Thread
- MDF360 – The Coleus Cape Coat Sewing Pattern (free download below!)
How to sew The Coleus Cape Coat:
1- Pin the two pleats on both sides of the front bottom.
2- Pin the top front to the bottom and sew 1/2″ across leaving the armhole open.
3- Hem the seam allowance at the top and bottom of the armhole.
4- Pin the completed front side to the back side and sew at the side seam.
5- Pin the button extension to the front of the coat and sew along the edge.
6- Press the open the seam allowance, then mark the seam allowance on the other side and press.
7- Fold the extension over to the back and topstitch along the edge.
8- Sew both collar pieces together 3/8″, sewing up on one side, along the top, and back down the other side.
9- Clip the corners and turn the collar right sides out.
10- Right sides together, pin and sew one side of the collar along the neckline.
11- Mark and press the seam allowance to the other side of the collar.
12- Pin the other side of the collar and stitch in the ditch.
13- Hem the bottom of the coat by folding the raw edge twice 1/2″.
14- Align the button extensions together and leave marks 4″ apart for the buttons and buttonholes.
15- Finally, hand sew the buttons onto one placket and create buttonholes on the other placket
Instructions for inserting optional Welt Pockets outlined below.
Unleash your creativity as you make this outerwear piece uniquely yours. Whether it’s garments or accessories, designs that seamlessly integrate style with usability stand the test of time. Your unique perspective and intuition play a crucial role in shaping your signature style, so let your voice speak within every creation!