So, how do you make the Thelma cape? Well, it’s been available online for a little while, for the last 15 days to be precise. We came out with it for the ‘Création et Savoir Faire’ fair. To tell you the whole story, we were sure that the Dita dress would be the most popular but no, to our surprise it was the Thelma cape. It completely sold out. I love surprises!
You kind of know about my hectic life. Because of the 100 different things I have to do at once, I forgot to put Thelma’s video on YouTube… So I’m sorry for messing up, here it is! Thelma is a great gift to give. It’s so easy to make and wear, with or without the collar, with or without the lining. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can also make a hood. Anyways, go crazy, have fun!
I love the retro look and I’m crazy about the line in the back. I feel like a heroine in a 30s or 40s era novel. We first designed Thelma with a hood, but we thought it looked too childish so we asked for a round neckline. The manufacturer misunderstood us and made it with a Peter Pan collar. After going back and forth, we decided to change it to a high collar that makes it look super retro. When we realised how much we love the cape’s big pockets at the pop up store, Laure worked her magic and made big, useful pockets for the paper pattern and added lining.
(Yes, I do say wow in the video… I know)
What you need to know about Thelma:
- Thelma is ONE SIZE FITS ALL, plan on using 3m of fabric from a bolt 1m40 wide and 3m of lining from a bolt 1m40 wide.
- I suggest choosing a fluffy wool which is easier to work with than stiffer wool. A synthetic mix is okay, wool/polyester mixes are good quality.
- The seam allowance is always 1cm, like the rest of our patterns!
- You’ll need buttons or snaps, or whatever you want to fasten the cape!
- You may use some interfacing if need be.
- And of course, the paper pattern is online here, and for those that prefer to use the pdf subscription, it’s here.
The other good news is that next year’s new collection will soon be available (end of January) with lots of surprises and new patterns. The Simona shirt pattern will also be online early January and the subscriptions will change. It’ll be easier to use, you’ll be able to pay by credit card, and you’ll be limited to seven downloads per month, but unlimited downloads of each model.
I don’t know if you’ve subscribed to the newsletter, but I highly recommend it since you’ll have exclusive access to things like the announcement of the Thelma pattern and pdf online as well as the launch of our viscose poplin fabrics like Rouge à Lèvres (Lipstick) and Bloom which are selling out! By the way, we need to talk about what kind of fabric you’d like. If it were up to me, I’d only use viscose… but maybe you wouldn’t… anyways, let me know what you’d like in the comments below. You know, despite my hectic life, I read everything and see everything!
Hugs and kisses!
Translated by Whitney Bolin