Step 2: Cut the Fabric for the Cape
Fold two pieces of fabric (the outer layer and the lining) in half, and stack. To mark the curved cutting lines, tie one end of a string to a fabric marker or chalk. For the neckline, tie a knot 2 1/2 inches away from the marker. Hold the knot at one corner of the fabric at the fold; pull string taut, and draw the small curve as though using a compass. To mark hem, measure the appropriate distance along the string (see above in previous step for reference), tie a knot, and draw curve as before. Pin layers together; cut along both marks.