Vogue 8776 Tomato Red Cape

I've just finished this cape; Vogue8776.


I have some cape patterns and these are similar designs. In my opinion, Vogue8776 is the best out all of them. I've made a cape from Vogue 8776 with gray melton wool before (I reviewed it on PatternReview.com: here), so I have wanted to make a bright colour one for a long time. I am happy that I could make the red cape.

I used a red twilled wool that is the colour of a tomato. This pattern doesn't have lining pattern but I added the busy floral printed polyester as a lining. I was given the floral fabric so I kept it for a long time. To be honest, I didn't like the fabric, because it's too flashy for me and looks like it should be used as a Japanese underwear (undergarment for kimono).
I changed the design to so that the button would be hidden from a standard front because I wanted to show off the rounded cocoon silhouette. I attached the big black button (I bought it from la droguerie in Tokyo) and the snap onto the collar. I don't know what shape the button is, but it looks like a nut or a leaf. I extended the armhole openings wider by 0.4 inches, because it be being worn more comfortably and move easily.

I LOVE this cape. Most cape patterns don't have any pockets, but Vogue 8776 has ones. I would recommend this pattern to everyone. Unfortunately, this pattern is out of print now, I sometimes still see it on etsy and Ebay. If I lost it, I'd still get it again!
Cold weather is coming to Japan but I will wear it a lot.

Recently, the weather in Japan is REALLY strange. It was very warm two weeks ago (it was like spring) and a lot of sunflowers were blooming! Last week in Tokyo, it snowed and this picture was then taken at sunflower field close to Tokyo. These sunflowers were covered with snow! Crazy!
I have to check the weather every morning to know whether I should wear a heavy coat or not. I'll need a light, warm coat for a while.
Fabric: 60" 2 1/4yd
Total time spent: 10 hours

41 comments

  1. What a happy cape!Eli! Just perfect for the winter and I LOVE the print lining too! Thanks for the useful tip about widening the arm openings.( Fabulous gloves,by the way)

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    1. Thank you my friend, Sarah! You are so sweet, I am pleased. I LOVE your pink coat too.

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  2. What a stunning colour! Now I think I need a show-stopping red coat haha. The weather has been really strange here too (South East Australia) - our spring was alternately hot and rainy, with heatwaves that we usually don't see til the end of summer.

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    1. Thank you, Siobhan! The weather in Australia is strange too? Oh my gosh!
      By the way, I' ve been to Sydney in October ten years ago. It was as warm as June in Japan. I couldn't speak English well, but most of Australian people were kind and friendly:)

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  3. Wonderful job! I love the color. Capes are my thing. I like them much better then jackets.

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    1. Thank you, Octavia! I am very pleased:) I love the color (it looks like a tomat!) too.

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  4. The cape looks stunning on you! Love it!

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    1. Thank you so much, Georgia! I really love this coat too:)))

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  5. The cape has wonderful details (the collar, the pockets, etc.) and the colour is delicious!

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comment, Forest City Fashionista! I am glad that you like it. I've read your blog-very interesting posts.

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  6. Absolutely gorgeous! Love your styling too.

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    1. Thank you for praising my styling, Vicki! I am very pleased:)

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  7. You look fabulous, my dear.

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    1. Thanks, aysel! So happy hear from you:)

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  8. This cape is amazing! I just love the boldness of the color--perfect with your black gloves. What a beautiful photo with the sunflowers covered in snow. Now, that is something you don't see very often!

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    1. Thank you for your sweet comment, Shirley:) I agree with you, these sunflowers are beautiful. I was suprised when I saw these photos at first time.

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  9. I love the coat and the red color. I was inspired to check the Vogue patterns site to see if there's anything similar. There are a couple of cocoon coats that I'm considering. Now that I've seen it, I like the shape.

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    1. Thank you so much, betty! I am pleased. You should make your coat! I think it will be great on you:)

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  10. Love your cape. The color is gorgeous and you look beautiful in this color. I love the fun lining as well.

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    1. Thank you Tomasa! Isn’t this lining too flashy? Most of people are suprised at the lining when I take on and off this coat. Ha ha.

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  11. You found the perfect pattern for your beautiful fabric!

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    1. Thank you, Ruth! I love the fabric- it's very warm and soft.

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  12. Gorgeous cape! You did a beautiful work inside and outside. Enjoy wearing it :) We have a strange weather as well, still warm here :)

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    1. Thank you, Hana. It makes me happy to hear:) It's almost winter in Japan, I would like to make a warm coat.

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  13. I really like this cape, the colors great and it looks good on you.

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    1. Thank you for praising me, Eldaka. I am really pleased. I really love this colour too.

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  14. Wow, I love your cape! The colour looks really great on you. I also love the lining you used.

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    1. Thanks a lot, Olivia! I really love red, but I didn't have a red cape and a coat. I am happy with this coat now:)

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  15. I really love this coat and the color. You look fabulous!!!

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comment, Vanesa! I am flatterd!

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  16. love love the styleline on this cape coat ... it has a really interesting construction I would love to get my hands on the pattern

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    1. Thank you, Sasha! I really love this cape pattern. It's one of the most favorite patterns;)

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  17. You did a wonderful job!

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    1. Thank you, Faye! I am very pleased:)))

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  18. Your cape is absolutely gorgeous! I love the bright red and the way you hid the buttons. I wish I could find the pattern! :D

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    1. Thank you, Alli! I am so happy that hear from you:) I collect cape and poncho patterns; Vogue8776 is one of the most favourite.

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  19. I am really looking for this pattern.Used or brand new. Anyone selling?

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    1. I got this pattern around four years ago. Unfortunately, it's out of print now, I sometimes still see it on etsy and Ebay. Thank you.

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  20. Your cape looks amazing! What a beautiful shade of red and excellent workmanship

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    1. Thank you for visiting my blog, Ari! I am flattered.

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