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The Ludo Capelet

the Ludo Cape sewing pattern

I’m very excited to share my latest sewing pattern with you, as I’ve been wearing various incarnations of her for nearly a year now! So say hello to The Ludo Capelet!

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The Ludo Capelet is a modern cape for the modern maker. With a strong sculpted, silhouette and minimalist styling, consider Ludo as your blank canvas. Striking in a plain cloth, at ease with a bold print, and is the perfect base to explore surface decoration and create a unique and iconic garment to reflect your personality.

The lovely Vintage Bamboo barkcloth is from OliveRoad.London / other fabrics from the deep stash

I wanted to create an easy to wear jacket. Dressing up without actually dressing up. You know the kind of thing that the cool people wear – throw it on and don’t really think about it. Minimal and transitional, Ludo is a lovely piece to add to your wardrobe for layering, wearing with trousers or, and this has been one of my constant go-to outfits, is to wear her with a matching full skirt.

I have all sorts planned in my head for this pattern; embroidery, screen printing, a VERY heavily beaded neckline, tulle and a ton of ruffles … watch this (very slow Maker) space!


PDF PATTERN – UK SIZES 8-22 (paper patterns will follow later in year) View the size charts here

  • Version A – round neckline
  • Version B – deep V-neck
  • Designed for woven fabrics
  • Self waistband adds definition & shape.
  • Edge to edge style, with no fastenings or optional hook and eye closures. 
  • Fully lined: a great introduction to sewing outerwear.
  • Share your makes by tagging them @mavenpatterns #LudoMaven


  • Print at home pattern with layers to print just the size(s) you need
  • Illustrated Maker Instruction Booklet with clickable links
  • A0 Copy shop file (with layers)
  • A0 printing – we recommend Orbit Imaging – Simon prints all my paper patterns, and he’s my brother so mentioning him guarantees a birthday card!

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