Ladies Cape Size Chart + Materials List

Intended Fit

Approximate size guide:  S/M up to size 14.  M/L from size 14 up to a size 24. 
The M/L size might fit a larger lady, depending on bust size. In testing, the M/L cape fit beautifully on a size 26 model and a breastfeeding lady with a 60” chest.


Cape lengths 

Shrug length is a sweet wee capelet, perfect for spring or over summer dresses in the evening. It's lovely over formal dresses too. There are options for a straight or curved inner edge.  This length is best made with the collar.
Classic length is the length shown on the cover photograph, with the Medium and Medium/Long being an additional 5cm and 10 cm longer respectively.
Cloak length is the longest length and is perfect for more coverage or for costume cloaks.


Size & Length Chart - Finished Cape Length




Shrug Length

14.5” / 37cm

15” / 39cm 

Classic Length

19” / 49cm

20” / 51cm

Med Length

21” / 54cm

22” / 56cm

Med/Long Length

23” / 59cm

24” / 61cm

Cloak Length

25” / 64cm

26” / 66cm


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 cotton/linen can be used for a spring or summer cape. It can also be made in waterproof fabric as a rain cape. 
Lining: I like to use cotton, linen or other breathable fabric.


  • Spool of coordinating thread
  • Interfacing for collar - optional
  • Fastening supplies of your choice. If you would like to make your cape reversible, you will need an additional button or two for the reverse side
  • 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

You will need the amounts listed in the chart below (54” or 135cm wide fabric) for both lining and exterior fabric. You may need slightly more if matching plaids/checks or have a directional fabric. 

You will need to use 54” (135cm) wide fabric in order to get the width you need for the longer lengths in the M/L size.





Shrug Length

100 cm / 39"

110 cm / 44"


120 cm / 47"

130 cm / 51"

Medium Length

140 cm / 55"

145 cm / 57"

Med/Long Length

150 cm / 60"

155 cm / 62"

Cloak Length

160 cm / 63"

165 cm / 65"


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