Lucina Cosplay Cloak Tutorial – Fire Emblem


Welcome back to my channel! This is Katie Colleen and I
am going to be showing you how to make a large, flowy, elegant
Lucina Fire Emblem cape. So to start out we are going
to pattern this ourselves to get the most full
and flowy cape possible. First, I’m gonna need to know
how long to make this cape. So I got about 42 inches
in length from my shoulder to about the back of my knee. I do all of my big
patterns on wrapping paper so I will be using this
Christmas penguin wrapping paper for my pattern. Now we are going to need a neckline. You can take any pattern
that has a neckline. You can take a T-shirt that you own. Anything that just has
some sort of curvature of the neckline. It doesn’t have to be exact ’cause we’re gonna smooth it out later. So let’s measure out 42
inches from the neckline and I’m going to just move that 42 inches around the neckline, keeping a constant radius. Now at this point you can decide how much drape you want your cape to be. How wide do you want it to be? How large? So I decided I would have this
cape open a full 180 degrees. That’s huge. So right now I am patterning
out half of the cape. So what you’ll notice is
this pattern is, in fact, too big to cut out a full
half of the cape at a time. So due to the size restraints I’ve decided to fold my half of a pattern
into a 1/4 of a pattern. And this was also too
big so then when I folded that 1/4 of a pattern in half, I now have a 1/8 of a pattern. So what I will be cutting
out is eight pieces of this pattern that I have folded. So you are going to be able to get so much more cape out of
your fabric if you are able to line them up with them sharing
a diagonal like I am here. For that inside layer of the cape, I am using this microsuede fabric. I absolutely love it. It’s a bit more expensive but it looks like something
royalty would wear. It feels like royalty. Now for the outside layer, I used this navy blue sportswear fabric. Beautiful color and again,
nice weight and drape. Now to sew all of our pieces together. So I’ll do a straight
stitch down the edge. Add another panel. Then sew that seam. Add another panel. Sew that seam. And another. Until I have this giant cape taking up a large expanse of my craft room. Do keep in mind that by the time you’re sewing the final panels, this cape has gotten rather large. So you’re gonna need a lot of space next to your sewing machine or you’re gonna get very creative on what you’re gonna do
with all this extra mass and all this extra weight. All of those will go under
the serger as well just to keep them nice and finished and have smooth edges on all those seams. Now we’re going to repeat this same process with the outside layer, which is that navy blue. We’re gonna sew all the panels together. Serge all of those seams and now we have two giant cape pieces. Now we get to sew the two layers together. So I’m going to put them
right sides together. This means that our serge seams are going to be facing on the
outside for both sides. I’ll only be sewing the two edges and the rounded semicircle part,
leaving the neck hole open. And now it can be flipped inside out. So I’m just going to
reach into this cape mass and flip it inside out
through the neck hole. Now there’s a few little details I decided to add onto our cape. I decided to be a little
bit extra with this, to have a top stitch going
around the entire outside of the cape. I chose this top stitch pattern. If you would like to learn how to do the top stitch pattern keep watching if you just wanna keep on
going on to what’s next for her canon cape then
skip to this time step. Regards of how you
wanna do the top stitch, I definitely recommend
you do some, sort of, top stitch over the top. You’ll see how the outer layer
and bottom layer and you can, kinda, see the seam, it’s a little baggy. So I’d definitely do a straight stitch if you don’t wanna do
anything more elaborate. Now I decided that I wanted to do a more fancy stitch along the edge. So I’m using this Sulky Rayon in gold. So it will not work with a
normal sewing machine foot. Well it might, but it’ll
be a lot more painful. The cape was so heavy and it had so much mass that it was
pulling it away as I was sewing. What I found to be successful was using this top stitch foot. So this foot has a little
border which will define where the edge of the cape
is and it was so much easier. Just line the edge of the cape
up to this little metal foot and then you’ll always have the same spacing
going around the cape. This also made it much harder
for the weight of the cape to pull it out from under the
foot since it had this border and underneath the foot there’s
this base to hold the seam. Now that we have the
cape of the cape done, let’s move onto that neck drape part. And I’m just going to use this rectangle of fabric to do that. Now we’re gonna have to decide
on a good amount of fabric and a good width. So we definitely want it
to not be a turtle neck and we don’t want it to hang so loosely it won’t actually
hold the cape up either. So we have a few different options. I’m just going to drape
it along my neck until I come up with something
that I kind of like. Now that we know the length of that drape, we need to decide how much
fabric we really want there. In the end I chose about twice as wide of a width for the front of
the neck drape as the back. Just because the back will
have that hood, kind of, filling it out. And these neck drape pieces will also be lined just like the rest of the cape. I’m going to sew the sides together. So that is going to be just
the sides I have pinned. You wanna leave the other sides
open to flip it inside out. Now we’re gonna sew the sides
of those rectangles together. Now you may be wondering how
that twice as big rectangle is going to sew onto a
rectangle that’s half as big. Well what we’re gonna have
to do is a gathering stitch so we’re going to make that
seam about half as wide as it is now by gathering up the fabric. So I’m going to do this
really wide gathering stitch along the edge. Make sure you leave a whole lot of extra
thread on either side. ‘Cause we’re going to have
to pull this fabric together to gather it up. I’m going to take two of those
strings from the same layer and I am just going to
wrinkle up this fabric. This is the same way you make ruffles. We’re basically making
a ruffle out of the side of this neck drape. And now we can sew the front to the back because now they are the same width and now we have our neck drape, separate from the rest of the cape. Now to move onto our hood, which is going to be also
very large and very extra. I took the hood pattern
from that simplicity pattern that I showed earlier
and I’m going to extend it about three inches in all directions. This hood is going to be
lined just like the cape and everything else is lined so I’m going to cut out two of them. I’m gonna sew the two halves
of the hood together using a straight stitch and
now I have two hoods. One on each hand and I’m going to stick
one inside the other. Now we’re going to sew that
front part of the hood together then we can flip it inside out
and our hood will be lined. And in order to match the top
stitching I did on the cape I’m going to do the same
top stitching on the edge of the hood using all of the same methods that I did for the cape. Now I decided to sew the
hood to the neck drape. So I’m going to stick the
hood inside the neck drape and I’m going to sew
the bottom of the hood to the back of the neck drape. What you wanna keep in mind here is that when the cape is on the hood will lay over the neck drape
otherwise if you ever tried to put the hood on you
would have this mass of fabric hanging around your
neck stuck between the hood and your head. Now you can try on the neck drape and the hood separate from the cape. Make sure that this is
exactly what you want because it’s going to be much, much harder to change it after you have that giant, heavy cape sewed onto it. Now to sew the cape on. So I’m going to take that
top neck line of the cape. I did serge the end and I’m
just going to line the cape up to the back of the neck
drape and hood combo. Now this is quite a few layers of fabric so you may wanna change
to a sturdier needle. Now this cape is very heavy so I decided to do two straight stitches. Now you should have your
own giant, flowing cape, cloak thing for all
your Fire Emblem dreams. If this wasn’t quite
what you were looking for but was very similar you
might also wanna check out my Supergirl cape tutorial
so that should give you a few options for whatever
cloak you are hoping to make. Thank you so much for watching and I’ll see you all in the next video.

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