This Regency inspired pattern from Keepers Dolly Duds makes a fully lined collared cape with an optional over-cape and large brimmed bonnet. The collar and the over-cape are trimmed in a contrasting bias or lace edging could be used as an option. The cape and over-cape fasten at the neckline with button loop and button or hook and eye closure. The bonnet is lined with contrasting fabric as are the ties and the band that wraps the outside of the bonnet.
This PDF sewing pattern is designed to fit 18" dolls such as American Girl®.
Suggested Fabrics: Cape and Bonnet in wool, wool blend, linen, velvet, velveteen, or any medium weight woven fabric. Not Suitable for knits. Lining in polyester, satin, cotton, or homespun lining fabrics.
Skill Level: Intermediate
What You Get: One 29 page sewing pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! The PDF sewing pattern provides step-by-step digitally drawn illustrated instructions and full-size pattern pieces. A PDF reader is required to view and print the files (example: Adobe Reader or Preview for MAC). The download link is received immediately after the transaction is complete. Print copies are NOT available.
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This turned out so lovely, it is a very easyily moderate pattern to complete. The instructions call for interfacing but doesn't specify the flexibilty of it. I recommend light, as I used a nice wool and a flannel and used 2 layers of light interfacing, and it was too much. Use one layer. The bonnet sews up nicely and is the cutest bonnet ever. I made two of both, one for myself and one for my adult daughter. The phot will show the bonnet before I sewed on the little strap. That truly finishes off the bonnet. I found little gold buttons at Joann's with anchors embossed on them, perfect for Caroline. I got 2 capes out of 1 yard of wool, and 1 1/4 yds of flannel. I recommend the pattern for the historical dolls.
I haven't done the whole thing but this is a versatile cloak, you can really make it in different ways. Here it is reduced to 70% to fit Little Darling. Eve is a wonderful seamstress! One of the finest out there.