Ivy Cape 18" Doll Clothes

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For the modern, history-loving doll, the Ivy Cape is a must-have winter accessory. Full of delicacy, old-world charm, and undeniable elegance, it will keep your doll warm and cozy while she scampers from woodside rambles to holiday parties. This densely gathered cape features a machine-sewn mitered lining and center back hood detailing. It closes with two buttons and integrated button loops. This PDF cape pattern can be made from a variety of fabrics. We suggest using velveteen, corduroy, or a lightweight wool flannel. A rayon, silk or poly blend lining will work nicely to complement the fashion fabric.

Supplies Needed:
-2/3  yard of 44″/45″ wide fabric (1/2yard 60″ wide fabric)
-1/2 yard of lining fabric (45″ or 60″ wide)
-2 buttons – 1/2″ to 5/8″
-1/3 yard narrow cording or 1/8″ ribbon

Skill Level: Intermediate

What You Get: One 28 page sewing pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! The PDF sewing pattern provides full color step-by-step 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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Carol J.
United States

Ivy Cape

Difficult....made out of velvet and was extremely hard to gather and did not turn out well in my opinion will have to tweak pattern if I make again...I did make 3 but not impressed with outcome.

Peggy H.
United States

Ivy Cape

This cape was easy to put together and it came out wonderful. I well be making a few more for my nieces.

Carmen R.

Beautiful Cape

I made my cape out of flowered corduroy. I fit the American Girl doll so perfectly. The instructions are also great. I highly recommend this patter. If you decide to make it, follow the instructions. I didn't do that when attaching the hood part so I ended up redoing the hood two times.

Sharlene T.

Really cute!

I've made four capes (with a fifth partially completed) using poly-satin from Hobby Lobby with contrast lining. I shrunk the pattern to proportionately fit the height of Disney princess toddler dolls, which were Christmas gifts for my granddaughters. The gathers at the neckline were a little too scrunched, as they would not gather any further. (I've yet to make the original-sized pattern to see if I experience the same problem or if it was an issue caused from shrinking the pattern.) I used 5/8" wide ribbon sewn in the seam to close. The capes turned out really cute, especially the red cape with royal blue lining for the Snow White doll. As another reviewer mentioned, the pattern is missing notches to match the hood and cape neckline. Other than that, I loved this pattern, especially the lining features, which really set the cape off when lined with contrast fabric.


Ivy Cape - exceptional!

I used this pattern to go over a ball gown. This gown is very full at the bottom, but is perfectly fitting at the shoulders. The silhouette is stunning. The best part of this pattern is the hood. The hood is large, allowing a very elegant drape. That requires a lot of gathering in the back. I used cotton velveteen for my cape -- I wasn't sure I was gong to be able to get all of that fabric gathered in -- but I did. And the result was spectacular. I get lots of compliments on this. It is fully lined. Don't compromise on your fabrics for this one. This one is one you'll really love. Oh, and I found a filigreed hook and eye closure at Joann's that made a perfect closure for this cape.