I have been meaning to sew up McCalls 7477 for the past few winters. After sewing New Look 6324 back in 2016 I realized I love capes and wanted a couple more. This checkerboard wool from Fabric Mart was just the neutral I was looking for to wear with everything! Read more on my Fabricista post and scroll down for my pattern review.
Pattern: McCalls 7477
Pattern Description: Lined capes have side-front and side-back seams, neckline and length variations. A, B, C: Snap closure. B, C: Side-front and side-back openings for belt. B: Self-flounce. C: Self-belt. D, E: Button closure. D: Hood. E: Pockets and side-front openings.
Sizing: XS – M, L-XL I graded from a L at the neck and shoulders to a XL
Fabric Used: Wool checkerboard weave suiting from Fabric Mart; lining from stash
Does it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope? Yes
Were the instructions easy to follow? Very, a good project for a beginner.
Likes: It’s a cape, it’s belted, stand collar
Pattern alterations or any design changes made: I hand stitched the hem of the lining to the cape instead of bagging the lining.
Would I sew it again? Maybe I think I’d like the hooded view.
Would I recommend it to others? Yes!
Conclusion: Great cape, quick sew, perfect for fall weather