As a vintage lover, I’ve wanted to own a vintage cape for as long as I can remember.
Having a beautiful cape to twirl in, to feel luxurious and fabulous in… really, who wouldn’t want that?
Unfortunately, for years I convinced myself that buying a cape would be impractical. But then it hit me: why not just make one?
Sewing a cape, inspired by a vintage cape from the 40s or 50s is totally within reach!
Purchasing a vintage cape sewing pattern on Etsy or eBay can be an eye opener. Prices may range from a cheap 7USD (5£) to a surprisingly expensive 50USD (32£.) Of course, if I you have the option to sew your garment from a vintage cape pattern, I say GO FOR IT!
BUT– using a modern sewing pattern with vintage sewing techniques can sometimes be more reasonable if you want a retro sewing fix and may not have access to a vintage sewing pattern.