Checkerboard Cape: McCalls 7477

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

Difficulty: 1/easy

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

Dislikes: none

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




2 responses to “Checkerboard Cape: McCalls 7477”

  1. I really like your cape. I never really considered a cape until I saw yours.


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