Liilte Red Riding Hood Cape
I really like this American Apparel Cape: http://lookbook.nu/look/134435-Little-red-riding-hood (another view: http://store.americanapparel.net/rsa5417w.html) but I don't really want to shell out $65 for a halloween costume. Does anyone have suggestions for someone who's a novice sewer, meaning I can hand stitch pretty well and I'm just ok with the sewing machine, on how to make a simple hooded cape/ poncho. It would probably be fleece/ sweatshirt material so I would stay warm.
last year i made a fleece one to be little dead riding hood. I used a simplicty cape costume pattern ( its only around 7$) It was a really easy pattern to follow . So if you plan on sewing one yourself, i would suggest it as a very novice friendly pattern
I just a few days ago made a little red riding hood cape, but i havent taken pictures yet! :s
What i did was took a hooded jacket, and drew around the hood onto my fabric. Then i made the hood twice as big, and with a point at the back. I cut out two of those and sewed them together, as a hood is sewn.
For a cape i lay out flat on the fabric, with my shoulers on the top edge. Then i sat up without moving my legs and marked where i wanted the cape to end. Then i cut along that line.
Then i folded all edges but the top over twice, pined, ironed and sewed. This made neat edges.
Then i pinned the hood and cape together, nice shiny sides facing. The cape should be considerably bigger that the hood, so to get them equal lengths i pinned in some pleats (Well.. a lot of pleats) along the edge of the cape. Then a sewed that down.
After wards i handsitched some ribbon on to tie the cape on with :p
I'll try and get some photos and post up my project today or tommorow, so you can see some pictures.
This might be of some help to you:
capes are awesome! Ceerya"s got a good idea!
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