Monday, September 23, 2013

Cape challenge completed!

Finished my cape challenge. The Oliver & S red riding hood cape was so much fun to make. I made it slightly more complicated than necessary by making it reversable, and then having to rethread my machine about 6 times as I kept forgetting things!  I've already started cutting out my next cape, making it a medium size with a self drafted small hood, as the large cape fitted me rather than the age 6-10 it was designed for!  I had to put a red riding hood button on both sides that I bought especially from Stitchbird Fabrics (actually the buttons were the inspiration). So here it is.

All cut out and ready to sew. Its a crushed green cotton from Global Fabrics, and a red Cordroy that a friend gifted me.

The red side with the cute button.

 The fully reversable green side.

And to show its size in reality, modelled by Mr F age 3. (and no I could not get it to not rotate!).


  1. and Miss 6 thinks it is very fancy! She wore it 3 days in a row to school- luckily it is even school colours. Thank you!!! Must post picture of her in it xx

  2. So cute! I love both sides :)