1930s #1210 Evening Cape Pattern in Any Size (1933)

1930s #1210 Evening Cape Pattern in Any Size (1933). Vintage sewing pattern download from mrsdepew.com.
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This is a digital, draft-at-home pattern for a stunning, full-length French evening cape from 1933. It features seam details and a large shawl collar. The original source material calls for the collar to be trimmed in fur but it can also be trimmed in velvet, or left plain.

Fabric: Velvet is suggested for formal wear but wool would be lovely for less forma occasions as well.The original source material didn't include this information. An estimate for a 36" bust size is approximately 6 meters 100 cm wide (about 6 1/2 yards). A test muslin will help you determine how much fabric to purchase.

1930s #1210 Evening Cape Pattern in Any Size (1933). Vintage sewing pattern download from mrsdepew.com.

This is a pattern from a French pattern drafting system fairly similar to the Lutterloh golden rule patterns. You will be able to draft a pattern to your exact size from the miniature pattern template and specially designed rulers. To draft any of these special patterns to doll, children, and adult sizes is easy. Rulers are available to draft the pattern as small as a 5 1/2” bust/ hip to as large as a 60” bust/ hip and the pattern will be scaled perfectly every time. ALL RULERS ARE INCLUDED WITH THESE PATTERNS.

The pattern includes basic markings and notches that show you how they fit together, and indications such as dotted lines for cutting on the fold. I have included several pages of instructions that I have translated from the original French personally. The illustrated instructions show you how to easily draw your pattern pieces from the miniature pattern template using your special ruler. 

These patterns were marketed originally to both home seamstresses and professionals alike and assume that you have a basic understanding of clothing construction.

DIFFICULTY LEVEL: ADVANCED.

The evening gown patterns are a bit more complex than our average patterns, especially as these come with no actual sewing instructions. Please keep this in mind as you purchase. As much as we try to offer technical support with our patterns, we got lots of emails every day so please don't be disappointed if we can't answer your sewing questions on these.


For a complete tutorial on drafting your pattern including photos, check out this blog post. It really takes something a bit intimidating and makes it quite easy!

For frequently asked questions about this type of pattern, click here.


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