The {FREE} American Duchess Cape Pattern

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Howdy! Since we put our Patreon to sleep, we needed to find a new place to host the #ADCapeCult 1910s Wrap Cape pattern.

So it’s going to be in the “Books & Patterns” section on

Download, enjoy, and tag #ADCapeCult on Instagram!

Or click here for the pattern, too.


  • Sophia Vinegar

    February 27, 2021 at 5:52 AM

    Hello! I'm brand new to the 18th century garment world and I'm trying to make my first pair of stays. Is there a forum or blog that anyone recommends that would be able to help with patterns, construction, tips and tricks? I would love to find a pattern historically accurate to 1730-1770, the Rococo period. I absolutely love the extravagance but I am struggling to find any kind of good research, most stays tutorials are either rushed or they cut corners which I understand because most are working under a timeline however I am not. I do not have a time preference not is there a certain time this needs to be done. I really want to create a hand sewn historically accurate 18th century Rococo outfit; dress, hat, stays, shift, etc. I have done quite a bit of research on my own but I can't figure out if pale yellow or light baby blue is a more accurate color for the time period, many simply say pastels. I have so many more questions but I’ll try to make this short: What are the best resources to use and study for making garments from the Rococo period?

    Thank you for your time and I can't express how much I appreciate your art and all the hard work you put in to creating such magic! You've inspired me and I'm sure many others to take up a needle and start our sewing journey!

    • Mic

      July 19, 2022 at 2:22 PM


      This is the website I used to make my pair of stays!

      It’s very well explained, and I was able to follow along well with this being my first historical sewing project! I had to redo the front part of it because it was too small, but that’s a part of sewing. She has a ton of other resources on this site, for making other pieces of clothing and a few different time periods!

      My outfit is 1770s, and the stays are accurate for a while before and after (I don’t remember the specific years).

      I know this is a while after you originally posted but I hope this helps!!!

  • Aries

    September 27, 2021 at 9:46 PM

    For some reason when ever I try to print the pattern it comes out with all the pattern pieces one one page like it shows I’m the pdf does anyone know how to fix that?

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