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Unread 10-26-2013, 02:03 AM   #1
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SNK/AOT Cloak pattern. Need help (ref pics)

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So I started to learn how to sew and did a few outfits, but still a beginner. I'm making the SNK Scouting Legion's green Cloak. The problem is that I cant figure out how to make it overlap...

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would I need to use the half, 3/4 circle, or full circle cape pattern?

something like this?
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Unread 10-26-2013, 07:35 AM   #2
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The cape shown is not based on the circular cape model. The method I describe uses less fabric.

The overlapping front is actually a really easy modification. I'd start with a Halloween cape pattern (readily available right now, probably even on sale). Pull out the pattern piece for the front sections (one pattern piece that says "cut two" on it). Find some large paper (or tape a couple sheets of newspaper together) and trace the pattern piece. Use a color Sharpie and trace right over the black lines on the pattern, it will bleed through enough to get a good trace.

Once you've cleaned up & made your lines heavier on the copy, get a ruler (yardstick would be better) measure out 6" (*) from the front opening edge and draw a line parallel to the original cut line, from neck to hem. Use this new wider pattern to cut your cape. The hood will still fall in the same place, making a long flappy bit that must be closed to look right when wearing. Follow the original assembly instructions and pattern piece when attaching the hood, just know you have extra fabric.
To complete it, each of the flaps needs a button hole at it's outer corner and one button goes on the outside (use your reference to figure where you are putting it) and the other button goes on the inside. If both ends are not closed it'll sag in a funky manner.

* The 6" overlap is an arbitrary number I picked based on how much overlap a typical Men's medium double breasted coat usually has.
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Unread 10-26-2013, 07:33 PM   #3
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The cape shown is not based on the circular cape model. The method I describe uses less fabric.

The overlapping front is actually a really easy modification. I'd start with a Halloween cape pattern (readily available right now, probably even on sale). Pull out the pattern piece for the front sections (one pattern piece that says "cut two" on it). Find some large paper (or tape a couple sheets of newspaper together) and trace the pattern piece. Use a color Sharpie and trace right over the black lines on the pattern, it will bleed through enough to get a good trace.

Once you've cleaned up & made your lines heavier on the copy, get a ruler (yardstick would be better) measure out 6" (*) from the front opening edge and draw a line parallel to the original cut line, from neck to hem. Use this new wider pattern to cut your cape. The hood will still fall in the same place, making a long flappy bit that must be closed to look right when wearing. Follow the original assembly instructions and pattern piece when attaching the hood, just know you have extra fabric.
To complete it, each of the flaps needs a button hole at it's outer corner and one button goes on the outside (use your reference to figure where you are putting it) and the other button goes on the inside. If both ends are not closed it'll sag in a funky manner.

* The 6" overlap is an arbitrary number I picked based on how much overlap a typical Men's medium double breasted coat usually has.
Thank you for the help, but what if I didnt want to use a store bought pattern?
The patterns I saw online for a basic cape, was either a rectangle; a bell shape; or circle. Which would I start with?

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Unread 10-26-2013, 07:38 PM   #4
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I would go with a full circle :3
http://animeaudiolog.files.wordpress...-hanji-zoe.jpg
as you can see if is fully round about her

for a full circle cape you cut out a circle with a radius (half of it) thats as long as you want the cape. then you cut a slit down it the length of the radius and a hole for your head :3
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Unread 10-27-2013, 09:50 AM   #5
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This is what happens when you link someone elses' finished product and not the actual character image (thank you Swiftstart!). Confusion and wrong information from the people trying to help.

Yes use the circle pattern. The button holes (two are still needed) will go roughly 5"-6" down from the neck on the front center seams. The buttons will be placed roughly 3"-4" down from the neck and the same distance toward the shoulder. You will have to put it on, look in a mirror and pull the cloak across to get perfect placement on the buttons. Use tailors chalk or an X of pins to mark the spot on the side you see the button. Remember the second button goes on the inside of the cloak.
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Oh ok! when I make the full circle, do I have to add extra for the over lap? or just a full circle is fine?
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Unread 10-28-2013, 09:04 AM   #7
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the draped look on the character art is because the cloak isn't cut for an overlap. Look at the ready made one in comparison to the art, it has no draping/ swags across the body at all. Intentional overlap= no swagging. Not cut for overlap= swags & nice drape.
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the draped look on the character art is because the cloak isn't cut for an overlap. Look at the ready made one in comparison to the art, it has no draping/ swags across the body at all. Intentional overlap= no swagging. Not cut for overlap= swags & nice drape.
I think if kind of understand what you're saying. But does that mean that a full circle (with no extra) will overlap just fine?
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Yep. A circle is big enough to go around you and then some just fine, and the way it's stretched a little to overlap will put some nice drape into it. Give it a bit of dynamic pizazz by how it's not statically laying flat on your shoulders, you know?
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Yep. A circle is big enough to go around you and then some just fine, and the way it's stretched a little to overlap will put some nice drape into it. Give it a bit of dynamic pizazz by how it's not statically laying flat on your shoulders, you know?
Oh ok! thank you very much
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I plan on using a circle skirt pattern as well (but I feel that a full circle is too full, so I'm planning more like a 3/4 circle skirt), but I'm stuck on the hood. Any advice on how to draft a pattern for the hood based on a circle skirt cloak?
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