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Just In Time For Gifting: Cape Cod Capelet, New From Itch to Stitch

We are on the brink of HOLIDAY SEASON.
To feed the sewing bug during this time of craziness, it's important that projects be quick, easy and possibly run double duty as gifts. 
If this sounds like just what you need this season too, I heartily recommend you check out Itch to Stitch's newest pattern, Cape Cod Capelet. Whether you are looking for a unique handmade gift, or want to treat yourself to a stylish not-cardigan cover up, Cape Cod Capelet is a great option!

What I Made

I'm going to shock all of you now and announce that I didn't make a muslin for this. I mean, I did start out intending to, but quickly discovered that it wasn't necessary. 
I selected a size M based on the only measurement needed for this pattern: the bust. Cape Cod Capelet is a very loose garment built for layering. There's plenty of ease, yet even shorties like myself are not overwhelmed with too much fabric. Itch to Stitch really has nailed that balance with Cape Cod Capelet.
Part of that balance is the high-low hem. It's short enough in front to still see you and your layering piece, but long enough in the back to wear over leggings and skinny pants. 
The high-low hem is a little less dramatic in the final pattern than it is shown here. During the test, a couple inches were added to the front, making it hang even nicer for us full busted ladies!
This red version is actually my second Cape Cod Capelet. It's made with one of the most lux fabrics in my stash, a Merino wool jersey from The Fabric Store Online in New Zealand. It is very expensive was a delight to sew! I hemmed it using a decorative stitch on my regular sewing machine. 
The drape and weight of your fabric will give you slightly different results. That is most easily seen with the floppy cowl collar. My wool jersey has lots of drape, which makes the collar very soft and slouchy.
My printed version, which uses a Liverpool-type fabric has virtually the same stretch properties, but more body, making the collar stiffer and more funnel-like. I have my printed collar folded in half here, and I think it feels a little vintage.
With the large wing-like sleeves, balanced ease and subtle high-low shape, Cape Cod Capelet is really flattering on a large variety of body styles. 
It's also easy to make as a gift since you don't need precise measurements. If you really only know whether your recipient wears a S/M/L, that is enough! Cape Cod Capelet is available in XXS-XL. 
For more inspiration, check out the other tester versions HERE.
 Be sure to join us in the Itch to Stitch Facebook Group to share your makes, get help and find inspiration for all things Itch to Stitch!

You can get a copy of Cape Cod Capelet for yourself for 20% off
through November 12th, 2019




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