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Celebrity Style Hack: Drafting Jumoke Randal's Power Cape Style

Have you seen "The King of Boys" series on Netflix? It is Nigerian series spearheaded by Kemi Adetiba. The costumes and styling are awesome! Below is a pattern cutting illustration of the cape worn by Jumoke Randle (Nse Ikpe-Etim's character). shoulder padding seems to have been used to give that power sleeve look. A similar cape, albeit with less drama, was worn by Meghan Markle in 2018 to an official engagement with the Queen. The diagrams are pretty clear and do not need too many words to explain. If anything is unclear, you may ask me in the comment section. I started with a simple "dartless" bodice block that you can find in the  pattern shop in sizes 6-14 . By "Dartless", I mean not having a bust fitting dart. This makes the pattern construction of this cape simpler as I do not have to deal with eliminating or transferring the darts. This block is good for drafting simple, boxy styles that do not need to fit closely to the body. Meghan in a simi

Flounced Top Pattern Drafting and Grading.

I have been seeing this style of peplum top for a while and even tried it out for the first in 2015 using woven Fabric. I also made similar styles using different weights of Neoprene fabrics. I have copied pictures from google to Pinterest to show the variations of the style. My tutorial below is not precisely based on any of the copied pictures, however, the same concept can be applied.