A paneled cape with tie belted waist, the Kea Cape is easy to sew & a little bit different. Feminine, flowing and practical, it will keep you warm at the park or the opera. Easy to sew, the tie belt is inserted through the front and back of the Cape for a flattering silhouette. Slightly curved over the chest to flatter the bust with an easily adjustable A-symmetrical hem line lowering at the back. Perfect for confident beginners, the cape is mostly straight or slightly curved lines with a little bit of top stitching around the arm and belt openings.
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Please refer to the FABRIC REQUIREMENT CHART as one of the last images on this product listing. You can magnify this image if viewing it on a mobile phone whilst in a fabric store.
Designed for woven fabrics, the Kea Cape is best made up in a light to mid weight wool or wool blends but also works well in other mid weight suiting fabrics. The garment looks great in either plain, pattern or textured jacquard. It is not designed for knit or stretch fabrics.
*Please note : Care needs to be taken when washing wool and wool blends and you should follow the fabric manufacturer's care instructions.
Suitable for Confident Beginners/Intermediate sewers. The Kea Cape is able to be sewn with or without an overlocker (serger) to neaten the raw edges of the seams. There are no zips or button holes and the style is a relaxed fit.
An introduction to using bias tape for the curved hem (or you can simply finish with an overlocking/serger stitch).
SIZE & FITTING
Each Kea Cape PDF sewing pattern comes with in a range of size bundles (please refer last image for size chart and international size comparisons):
Small - (NZ/AU/UK8-10-12 | US 4-6-8) AO 2pg | PAH 45pg
Medium - (NZ/AU/UK 10-12-14-16 | US 6-8-10-12) AO 2pg | PAH 45pg
Large - (NZ/AU/UK 14-16-18-20 | US 10-12-14-16) AO 2pg | PAH 45pg
WHAT DO I GET WITH MY PURCHASE?
Please note you are purchasing a digital pattern that will be sent directly to your email inbox after payment. You can print this pattern at home on A4 or US letter-sized paper or take it to a print shop for large scale printing (AO size). *You will not receive a hard copy printed pattern.*
Instant download available immediately after checkout includes:
2. PAH Pattern file (PAH=Print at home)
For printing in A4 or US Letter on a home printer. Printing at home is the most cost-effective, and sticking your pattern tiles together to make your full size pattern is easy. Further information for printing at home can be found in our Resources section here.
3. AO Pattern file
AO is a large scale file designed to be printed at a Print Copy Shop. You cannot print this on your home printer as it is too big. If you choose to use this large file you will pay extra to have it printed but you do not have to stick anything together.
You can use the ADOBE LAYERS FEATURE to open the PAH pattern file and print only the size you need (and eliminate the "noise" of the unwanted sizes). You can also use the URL and bookmark links within the file to quickly access information and support. Download Adobe Reader for free (for Windows and Mac) here.