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Sewing Instructions For Rain Cape
In the table are the sizes available for the rain cape patterns. Sizes are on different layers of the drawing. Close the sizes (layers) you do not need, arrange patterns for printing and print.
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The top part of the cape is double. The inner parts of the front and back tops form a lining and are made from fleece or flannel or other breathing fabric. The yoke on top is made from raincoat fabric or other watertight fabric. It is attached to the hood's neck seam and to the armscyes and is left open at hem The meaning of this construction is to secure ventilation in the garment.
If you want to make an impressive and colorful cape, cut different pieces from fabrics of different colors, plain or patterned.
Seam allowances and seams
Add 1,5 cm (5/8") wide seam allowances to the seams which are topstitched and 1 cm (3/8") wide seam allowances to other seams. Add 5 cm (2") wide seam allowances to the bottom edges of the yoke. If the fabric is raveling, finish the seams with zigzag or with serger. Topstitch the seams from the right side of the garment at a distance of the presser foot from the edge. Use 0,5-0,6 cm (1/8-1/4") stitch length. If you want to make the seams decorative, use thread of contrasting color.
Read hints of how to make drawstrings from the sewing instructions for the lingerie shoulder straps.
On the front piece there is a big patch pocket and two flap pockets. You do not need to sew both, if you don't want to.
Add 3-4 cm (1 1/2") wide seam allowance to the vertical edges of the patch pocket and 1 cm (3/8") wide seam allowances to the other edges. Iron the vertical and bottom seam allowances to the wrong side and topstitch at top for pocket mouths according to the picture. Prepare and edgestitch the pocket flaps.
Sew the patch pocket to the front piece along the vertical and the bottom edges. Sandwich pocket flaps to the bottom of the vertical seams. Leave the pocket mouths and the top edge of the patch pocket open. Sandwich the pocket top edge between the front lining and the front piece when sewing this seam.
Read sewing instructions for flap pockets in the general sewing instructions. Use window pane method and hide the pocket mouths under the flaps. When the pockets are ready, edgestitch the ends of the pocket flaps through all layers of fabric.
the hood to the yoke
4. Fold the hem seam allowance of the yoke to the wrong side and topstitch from the right side of the yoke.
Attaching the hood facing to the lining
8. Pin the front lining with the hood facing on top of the yoke with the hood right side against right side.Pin the zipper edges under the CF edges of the yoke. Sew along the CF-edges and around the hood front edge. Do not attach the CF-edges of the lining to the zipper edges of the yoke. Cut clips on the curved areas of the seam.
Turn the hood and the yoke right side out. Pin the folded CF-edges
of the lining under the zipper edges of the yoke. Topstitch the hood
front edge and the zipper edges. The CF-edges of the lining are sewn
to the seam. Sew another line of stitches to form a casing for the drawstrings
leaving the buttonholes in the middle of the casing.
Bottom edges of front and back pieces
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