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    So I woke up one day and decided that I needed a cape. But not just any cape, my cape had to be stylish, easy to wear and most importantly easy to make. I went to my local sewing shop and found NEWLOOK pattern 6324 (see below picture). Then I took a trip to Liverpool market, London, to buy some Ankara fabric (for those of you who don’t know what Ankara is, it’s a 100% cotton fabric that is popular among West Africans). I had to control myself at the market because the fabrics are sooooo beautiful and I was tempted to buy more than I could afford.

    I used pattern D to make this cape, but added 5 inches to the bottom edge of the pattern and omitted the collar.

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    After top stitching all around the edges, I sewed on a hook and eye to ensure the cape stayed fastened at the top when worn. I then found these cool cloak fasteners from Amazon (click here) which completed the look.

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    Whilst I was making my cape, my friend asked me, “What are you doing?”, and I said, “Sewing a cape”. Then she asked me, “Why?”, and I said, “So that I can fly!”. I mean why else does one need a cape! LOL.

    Disclaimer – please don’t make a cape and jump off a building then say that MSA told you to. Just look ‘fly’ in your cape. OK?

    This cape is one of my favourite handmade pieces in my wardrobe and I think I will be rockin’ it for sometime to come.


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    1. 2nd May 2016 / 4:05 pm

      It’s beautifully made. I love it.

      • MSA
        9th May 2016 / 11:31 pm

        Thanks so much Nicky Vinti – this cape is the evidence of what a great teacher you are!

    2. Liz
      2nd May 2016 / 10:21 pm

      I would love one! Are you taking orders?

      • MSA
        9th May 2016 / 11:30 pm

        Glad you like it……………hmm, still thinking about orders, so watch this space.

    3. ingrid
      9th May 2016 / 1:43 pm

      Fabulous cape. What a terrific take on the Traditional cape. Looks.stunning! You go girl.

      • MSA
        9th May 2016 / 11:30 pm

        Thanks so much Ingrid!

      • MSA
        9th June 2016 / 7:14 pm

        Thanks so much Fran!

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