Follow our step-by-step guide to sew the I AM Harry and I AM Harry Mini capes. The sewing process is the same for both the children’s and the women’s patterns. You will find the written instruction s and below the pictures illustrating the step.
The different versions of I AM Harry
I AM Harry is a fully lined circle cape with in-seam pockets. If you do not have Harry or Harry Mini sewing patterns yet, discover it now. We also offer a mum & daughter duo.
PREPARING THE PATTERN
To obtain the Front Lining pattern piece (6) trace it using the Back (1) and follow the “front lining cut line” indicated on the pattern.
CUTTING THE FABRIC
right side of the fabric following the layout plan and cut the fabric.
To obtain the left side of the pattern (dotted lines) turn the pattern piece over.
Transfer pattern markings and make notches as indicated on the pattern and on the center back of each collar.
Optional: fuse the interfacing on the wrong side of the collar: on both collars if the fabric is thin and on one only if the fabric is medium-weight. Do not apply interfacing for heavyweight fabrics.
PREPARING THE BUTTON PLACKETS
On one front use the notches close to the center front at the neckline and at the bottom to fold the fabric on the wrong side. Press to mark the fold of the button placket. Do not sew the button placket. Repeat for the other front.
SEWING THE POCKETS
Place one pocket and one front right sides together. Align the top of the pocket with the notch on the front. Pin in place. Sew at 3/8’’ (1 cm) and press the pocket towards the outside. Follow the same instructions to sew the three remaining pockets to the second front and the two side front pieces.
ASSEMBLING THE FRONTS
Place one front and its corresponding side front right sides together aligning their side seams. Make sure the pockets are pulled out. Pin in place. Sew at 3/8’’ (1 cm) following the side seam and the pocket. Press towards the front. Repeat the steps to assemble the other front.
ASSEMBLING THE BACK
Place both back pieces right sides together and align them at the center back. Pin in place and sew at 3/8’’ (1 cm). Press the seam towards the left shoulder. Repeat those steps to sew the center back seam of the lining and press the seam towards the right shoulder.
SEWING THE SHOULDERS
Place the back and both fronts right sides together aligning them at the shoulders. Pin in place and sew each seam at 3/8’’ (1 cm). Press the seams towards the back. Repeat the steps to assemble the back lining and the front linings. On one shoulder, leave a 12’’ (30 cm) opening to be able to turn the garment right side out at step 5. Press the seams towards the front.
PREPARING THE COLLAR
Place both collar pieces right sides together. Pin in place along the inner curve and sew at 3/8’’ (1 cm). Clip the curves to allow the seam to sit flat. Turn the collar right sides out and press.
SEWING THE CENTER FRONTS
On the garment, unfold the button plackets. Place the lining and the garment right sides together and align their front edges. Pin in place and sew at 3/8’’ (1 cm). Press the seams towards the lining.
Right sides together, align the bottom of the garment with the bottom of the lining. Match up the center back seams as well as the shoulder seams. Pin in place. Match up the side seams of the garment with the notches on the lining and pin in place. Fold each button placket on itself right sides together (H) and pin in place. Pin along the bottom of the garment. Sew at 3/8’’ (1 cm). Start on one front and finish on the other (I). Clip the curve to allow the seam to sit flat.
SEWING THE COLLAR
Keep the garment and the lining right sides together. Make sure to keep each button placket folded on itself right sides together too. At the neckline, insert the collar between the garment and the lining. Match up the notches on the collar with the center back seams, the shoulder seams and the center fronts. Pin in place along the neckline. Sew at 3/8’’ (1 cm). Notch the curve to allow the seam to sit flat.
PRESSING THE GARMENT
Turn the garment right side out through the opening on the lining. Press the seam allowances of the collar downwards.
Press the bottom of the garment thoroughly in order to prevent the lining showing on the right side.
Optional: if after pressing, the lining is showing on the right side of the garment, topstitch 5/16’’ (7 mm) from the bottom edge to maintain it in place.
Close the opening on the lining by hand using an invisible stitch.
SEWING THE BUTTONS
On the right front, sew three horizontal buttonholes on the garment and one on the collar as indicated on the pattern. Sew the buttons on the left front.