adult's clothing · sewing

New Look 6007

I’ve seen a few gorgeous capes around lately, on children and adults, and decided that it was time to make one for me.  So may I present New Look 6007!

New Look 6007 cape

I made view D, the shorter version with collar and no belt. The fabric is velveteen from Anna Maria Horner’s Innocent Crush range, and it was just divine to work with.  The pattern doesn’t include lining pieces, but it was very easy to add lining so I did.  The lining fabric is voile from Anna Maria Horner’s Loulouthi range.  It worked beautifully as lining, soft and smooth.

New Look 6007 cape

I added topstitching down the front and back princess seams, as well as around the collar and cape edges. The front closure is from Darn Cheap Fabrics. I’m going to unpick it and move it so that the edges close together more precisely and it stays done up a little better. My original plan was to make the longer length cape with the belt, but there wasn’t enough fabric for that. As it turns out, at my height the shorter length is probably more in proportion.

New Look 6007 cape

This was actually quite quick and easy to make. It’s pretty much all straight seams, plus a collar. There is a back neck facing piece, and the front facings are the same as the front pieces, so to line it you just need to cut side front, side back and centre back pieces from your lining fabric. Easy peasy! I recommend this pattern; the princess seams make it fall quite nicely and it’s comfortable to wear and doesn’t feel as though it’s going to slip off your shoulders.  The collar pieces are nicely drafted to allow for turn of cloth, with the under collar in two pieces cut on the bias.  Lovely touches that give a nice result.

New Look 6007 cape

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5 thoughts on “New Look 6007

  1. Lara, I wear capes a lot! In Brissy here, they are perfect as a morning warmer but you just shed them during the day. Donna gave me a perfect one last year which I cut a pattern from and now I have many. All matching with skirts and such like. Capes rule and I love yours!

  2. Hello, I would like to buy you the sewing pattern 6007 new lool because it is not anymore for sale in stores. Would you agree? I wait for your answer. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
    NATHALIE

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