Today I am going to tell you how to make designer Cape. I am using Block printed Sari. This Sari is going to reuse as Long Gown/designer cape/Maxi Dress. For the loops, I’m using cord string some straight strips and one broader strip of 2″ width, length from shoulder to the required length of slit approx. 28″. Trim the normal sleeves of Full Length & Sleeve end designing with tissue. Trim according to Normal bodice measurements of Length app 16″ Front and Back. I left the neckline because I’ll join the Mandarin collar/Chinese collar preparation. For the back, neck deep of 1″ and neck width 3″ mark U shape connecting to the neckline. Cut on the marked neckline and I have done with the cutting of Back bodice. Now I will mark the neck line on front bodice of neck deep 3″ and neck width 3″ with zero neckline/round necklines.
Now mark 1″ on neckline and extend downward of 3″ giving V Shape for easy draping total neck deep now 6″ if you want to more extend as per your requirement. Now give the full slit till down the waistline. This would be of Front Bodice I will lay Back bodice keep it right on right. We will sew on shoulder line I’ll cut the loops of 2″ nearly 20″ loops. Firstly, I will design sleeve ends joining with the tissue gold. Place the tissue right side on the wrong side of the sleeve and sew turn the tissue gold towards the right side of the sleeve along with seaming allowance, give the top stitch. Now on the top side also fold a little and give the top stitch. Also, design another sleeve end also following the same instructions. I’m now done with the sleeves. Now I’ll join both shoulders. Now shoulders, joining are done. I’ll now join the sleeves to bodice align both together placing it right on right and sew on the armhole. This stylish pattern you can also prepare without collar also as its trending now. Also, join another sleeve like how I have.
Now I’ll mark four darts from the center slit mark for 4″ which is the distance between two apex points in front and back bodice mark it with 0.5″ dart length on either side of the marked line. Now sew on the marked lines for darts. To define the shape we have to go give darts. Now join the sides of bodice and sleeves. Place the seaming allowance towards bodice and continue sewing till sleeve ends. Now you can see the perfect alignment of the bodice with sleeves if you are marking and cutting is perfect. Now I have hemmed the border of the skirt and on the waistline, I’ll give the basting stitch to make gathers. Pull the bobbin thread to make the gathers of the required length, which should match with the waist length. Now I’ll join the waist length of the bodice with a waist line of skirt with 0.5″ seaming allowance. Place the right side of skirt on the right side of the bodice and sew it towards the wrong side ensure to spread the gathers equal on the skirt sew it little by little. I’m done with the joining of the skirt with the bodice.