Tuesday, May 15, 2012


This cape pattern kept bouncing around in my head so I finally got it done. It still took weeks to get it finished with all the distractions here. For every step forward, there seem to be 3 steps back. I know a lot of you know the feeling.

The Red Riding Hood Cape was the original thought for the pattern using the polar fleece since it is so easy to work with. It is heavy enough not to need a lining. It doesn't ravel so it doesn't even need to be hemmed or edge finished if you choose. The fleece comes in a nice wide 60" and an abundance of color and patterns. The pattern is so simple and easy to put together you can complete the capes in an afternoon from start to finish if there are not too many distractions.

I hope to share another version soon using the same pattern. It is really quick and easy to do and available in my Craftsy pattern store
 @ http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/sewing/Toy/AG-HOODED-CAPE/15386

The pattern for the girl's version will also be available if you want to make matching outfits.

The morning to take photos I was still putting on finishing touches when great granddaughter, Maizin, was brought over to model. The plan to have everything completed the day before had gone out the window but Maizin's momma and daddy [Andi & Joey] are very patient with me and we had a beautiful sunny day.

Maizin couldn't figure out why she had to wear the very warm fleece cape. She kept saying "But Momma, I not cold" but she did well and we got done fairly quickly with a lot of help from Andi setting the scene for me and here are some of the results with that beautiful child-she really is a diva and so much fun to work with:

 "Now why did I want to come to grandma's house?"

 "I gotta sneeze"

 "Are we done yet?"

After Maizin left, I realized I had not taken any back shots of the capes so I improvised by dragging out my large doll to pose even though she is no where near as gorgeous as Maizin, she would just have to do.

  Construction in the video for the doll's and girl's capes is the same. I hope it helps

My HANNAH'S CLOSET patterns are the way I sew-simple, quick and easy. The pieces can be dressed up or down for a casual, sporty look, mixed & matched or even for a pageant with the right trims and accessories.  Those ideas will be in future posts if I can stop walking backward here.

Thank you for stopping by and I would love to see the clothes on my facebook page [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Carolyns-Canvas/151145938331115] that you make using HANNAH'S CLOSET patterns. We can have our own style show.

Have a great day and happy crafting
Carolyn Wainscott

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