Sunday, September 29, 2013

Quick and Easy Girl's Cape

Whew...I haven't posted in forever. I have been way behind on taking photos and you'll see, the ones I do have aren't great. But, I have been doing a lot of sewing, mainly for kids and have a few things to show you in the days ahead. The first is the cute and easy cape that I recently made for two little girls' birthdays. The two girls are sisters and ages 2 and 4. This cape pattern fits that age range and I thought it would be fun to have something that was matching (while they still allow that to happen) for the upcoming cooler weather. I made two capes in a couple hours and had a nice little gift for the party (which may or may not have been on the same day as I was sewing!!!)

I chose a thin corduroy from my stash (I think I found it at Walmart) and a pink lining fabric from Hancock. It is a fun and loud pattern and I think it looks cute together. I do whatever I can to avoid sewing buttonholes so this was made using an elastic loop for the button instead of a hole.

To do that, I simply added a piece of elastic (roughly 4 inches long) folded it in half and pinned it at the front top corner prior to pinning the lining on. Then once the lining was put on and it was turned right side out, I had the little loop closure to use for a button. 

 Here are a couple pictures of my daughter modeling this...moments before we left for the party!

It is great for throwing on top of your outfit on a cool day. I hope the little girls who received them are enjoying them! 


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