Yes wool suiting is expensive, but it would look nice. I folded the fabric at an end a couple times and got the impression that it too was a bit thick. I plan to try cotton and see if I can lightly spray paint on a stripe
The capes I make don't have any stitches at the seam since I use a serger machine. There isn't a commercially available dye that I've found for the stripe. Tests with dye to try and get a crisp line have always had extreme bleeding ad well. I did a circuit of stores today and there is wool suiting thin enough but no colors other than black or striking patterns. I will have a new cape to show tonight
In doing some research of fabric types, and having access to seamstress of about 40 years, I think the cape might be linen based. As for the stripe, I don't think it's died.... trying to get a line that clean as I've been told is very hard, not impossible but really hard.
And there is a way to sew that stripe where the seam isn't visible.
I'm hoping to have something to show after the first of the year.......
None of the capes I make have visible seams. Linen is a fabric with a texture to it in different degrees. I don't see any of hat in the cape. Here's a shot of the seam on one of my capes.
I'm concerned with the recent CRL changes that the requirements for the cape fabric are going to be changed without knowing what the real cape was made from.
Last edited by woodman; Nov 26, 2013 at 4:19 PM.
Unless we can say for sure what it is, there would be no reason to change it...... the CRL that is.........
This is the wool cape I made. I had to dye it and spray paint on the stripe.
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I think to make a two sided invisible seam would mean a double layer of fabrics.
Looks really nice....
posting images for bcurtis.
Thanks a lot, man! I appreciate it!