and not that my daughter is the best photographer ever...
but I was thrilled with how easy and awesome this cape turned out!
And gotta love that accidental hexagon sun flare bokah!
I loved when she would sneak around at night in a glorious RED hooded cape!
And when she embraced more evil magic...she looked awesome!
So I went with a combination of the 2 looks.
The cape was simple.
(and I didn't line it with anything)
4 identical pieces. 60 inch width fabric made this perfectly flowy!
I used all the width at the bottom and tapered it up to the top.
2 pieces are separate and cut on the selvage edge.
1 piece was cut on the fold.
3 pieces for the cape.
Measure from the base of the neck to the floor for the length measurement.
Then a simple stitch on the tapered edges to sew all 3 pieces together.
Then I rounded off the bottom edge and hemmed it.
As well as rolling that selvage edge and hemming the sides.
I knew I wanted a giant hood.
I'd wear it down mostly, so I wanted it big and impressive.
I traced my hoodie hood and made it very exaggerated.
Sewed it and flipped it right side out.
Yes, it's long. My hair goes down to my low back...
and I didn't want my hair to cover the hood completely.
I gathered the top edge of the cape just enough to fit the width of the hoodie.
Then I pinned it in place...yes, I rarely use pins...but this is a must!
It's a little sloppy with my black thread...but alas, I love how it turned out!
The air caught it perfectly when I walked!
Like Little Red Riding Hood or something Christmasy!