DIY Cape McCall Pattern – M6209

DIY Cape McCall Pattern – M6209

I don’t leave the house without something on my arms. I have started to like the ease and style of capes this winter. This is a great beginner pattern from Vogue McCall. I think Vogue McCall makes very good patterns and because their instructions are so detailed, they are essentially made with the beginning sewer in mind.


TAKE #1 – I wanted a fabric that I could dress up or down, depending on the day and mood I’m in. I chose a light grey fleece. It had a sweat shirt look and feel to it. At the time, I thought it was a good idea. The fabric I chose can be found at JoAnn’s (color is Heather Charcoal Grey). I did not choose a lining material for this project. I cut a size 10 and made no alterations.

I really couldn’t wait to wear this cape! It was my baby, my first born garment and I just couldn’t wait. The only thing is, after I made it, I couldn’t find anything to wear it with. (Sigh)

  • Valuable Lesson #1 This was a very valuable lesson learned off the bat – choose fabric that you can match with items you already own. If not, you will need to buy/make something to match it. For the impatient-at-heart, like myself, I think this will save you sometime and heartache after finishing a project.


DIY Cape M6209

(pay close attention to the extra long belt)


Definitely more to come.  I hope you enjoy!

Have you ever made a bad fabric choice?

Have you ever misread the pattern instructions and made a visible FAIL?

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