Suzie’s Modified New York Cape


Take a look at Suzie’s modified version of our New York Cape pattern. It’s fabulous!

Suzie lengthened the cape, added great wool bound patch pockets and extra width to the cape. About the alterations Suzie says:

“I added pockets to mine – just simple shapes also bound in wool before being sewn on – and lengthened the cape overall by about 8cm which gives a much better line on me.

I did a full bust adjustment to accommodate my more ample bosom. This also gave me a smidge more room to move. I tried on a sample of the cape made directly to the pattern size and while it fit me, it wasn’t as loose as I felt it should be. I slashed open the front piece through the centre of the dart and straight to the bottom hem and then opened the pattern out by about 1.5cm. I also dropped the dart finish point by 2cm for a smoother taper. I didn’t open out the back, but since my bottom is also ample, I pivoted the back pattern piece out from the fold at the hem line by about 1.5 cm – this meant the neck line wasn’t altered but the bottom hems matched. Very happy with how it all turned out – I’d definitely make this again”.

Original NY Cape Sample

Suzie’s modified NY Cape

Suzie made this cape and a whole lot of other garments for herself and the kids in one craft weekend….she’s one talented and inspiring lady!

There are still spots available in Suzie’s Melbourne Sew Inn class this coming September 17th. Book in here.