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Unread 01-05-2012, 11:00 PM   #1
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Help with figuring this cape out?

I'm making Ilyana from Fire Emblem (radiant dawn style).
i've stared at the neck/clasp area of her cape for hours and I really can't figure out how the whole thing is put together.
part of my confusion is probably the fact I've never done a cape but yeah.

http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__...px-Ilyana2.png

any insight?
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Unread 01-06-2012, 09:35 AM   #2
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I would make this in two separate pieces.

First, make the cape and the tall collar. A pattern like one of the following may help you get the cape and collar shapes:
http://www.simplicity.com/p-3057-mens-costumes.aspx
http://www.simplicity.com/p-2269-costumes.aspx
http://www.simplicity.com/p-2097-men-costumes.aspx

That collar is pretty specific - you'll need to do some modifications to any pattern you use to get the height and the long lapels.

For the second part, the clasp, make a separate triangular shaped piece. Attach it (either permanantly, by sewing, or by a button or other attachment) under the cape collar on either side of the cape front opening.
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I would make this in two separate pieces.

First, make the cape and the tall collar. A pattern like one of the following may help you get the cape and collar shapes:
http://www.simplicity.com/p-3057-mens-costumes.aspx
http://www.simplicity.com/p-2269-costumes.aspx
http://www.simplicity.com/p-2097-men-costumes.aspx

That collar is pretty specific - you'll need to do some modifications to any pattern you use to get the height and the long lapels.

For the second part, the clasp, make a separate triangular shaped piece. Attach it (either permanantly, by sewing, or by a button or other attachment) under the cape collar on either side of the cape front opening.
Thank you!

I still have a couple questions though:
to get the high collar to stay up and not be pulled down by the lapel, should I add some type of stiffener (interfacing perhaps?) to make it work?
does it appear to you that the clasp is a darker colour, or is it just shadows? i can't decide XD

again, thank you!
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Yeah, most collars need interfacing. For this one, get a heavy interfacing.

I'd say that's shadows, and not a darker color
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