Classic Cape Size Chart + Materials List

Size Chart - Finished Length (back of neck to hem)

Size
     

Capelet Length

Classic Length

Cloak Length

3-6m

13cm / 5”

24 cm / 9.5”

-

6-9m

14.5 cm / 5.7”

27 cm / 10.6”

-

9-12m

15 cm / 6”

29 cm / 11.4”

-

1-3 years

17 cm / 6.7”

31 cm / 12.2”

48 cm / 19”

3-5 years 

21.5 cm / 8.5”

38 cm / 14.9”

53.5 cm / 21"

5-7 years

25cm / 9.8”

44 cm / 17.3”

59 cm / 23.2”

8-teen

28 cm / 11”

49 cm / 19.3”

69 cm / 27”

 

Suggested Fabrics / Notions

Exterior: I like to use wool blends, but most woven fabrics with a reasonable drape will work well, including fleece and WindPro fleece. Lightweight cottons or linen could be used for a spring or summer cape. Waterproof fabric could be used to make a rain cape.
Lining: I like to use cotton, linen or other breathable fabric.

Notions:

  • Spool of coordinating thread
  • Interfacing for collar - optional
  • Fastening supplies of your choice
  • Regular sewing supplies
  • If using slippery fabrics (like minky) or a heavyweight wool (in particular wool blankets), you might benefit from using a walking foot.

 

Fabric Requirements for Capelet & Classic Length

You will need the amounts listed in the chart below (44” or 115cm wide fabric) for both lining fabric and exterior fabric.
You may need slightly more if matching plaids/checks or have a directional fabric.
These amounts do not take shrinkage into consideration.

Size Caplet Length with Hood or Collar Classic Length with Hood or Collar
3-6m 50 cm / 5/8 y 65 cm / 3/4 y
6-9m 50 cm / 5/8 y 70 cm / 7/8 y
9-12m 65 cm / 3/4 y 80 cm / 7/8 y
1-3 years 65 cm / 3/4 y 80 cm / 7/8 y
3-5 years 70 cm / 3/4 y 95 cm / 1 y
5-7 years 70 cm / 3/4 y 110 cm / 1 1/4 y
8-teen 70 cm/ 3/4 y 130 cm / 1 1/2 y

 

Fabric Requirements for Cloak Length

To make the cloak length in the larger sizes, you will need a minimum fabric width of 54” or 135cm.  If you wish to lengthen the cloak length further, you will require an even wider fabric! 

You will need the amounts listed in the chart below for both lining fabric and exterior fabric.
You will need more if matching plaids/checks or have a directional fabric.
These amounts do not take shrinkage into consideration.

Cape Size Cloak Length with Hood or Collar
1-3 years 100 cm / 1 1/8 y
3-5 years 115 cm / 1 1/4 y
5-7 years 125 cm / 1 3/8 y
8-teen 155 cm / 1 3/4 y