This tutorial is for personal use only. Thank you.
These capes are one of the girls' favorite things that we have yet made. I am not kidding when I say that this cape comes out everyday....and I won't let it be worn to school yet (it's still in the mid 80's here---and apparently I am a mean mom) so someone is waiting for the day that it will finally be cool enough that she can wear it to school. But I am glad that it is a keeper, because it was easy and cute.
Here is the thing about this cape.....and I know I say this often on our blog but you are all going to faint at how easy this pattern is.
All it is.....is a BASIC CIRCLE SKIRT! No. Really. It. Is. A. Circle. Skirt.
One of my favorite things is to take a super simple pattern and make it into something else. It is the best! (And no one will ever know that it's a circle skirt made into a cape.)
Here is what you need:
One word of advice: This was a thrifting challenge, so I ended up making the linings of these capes from regular cotton fabric. In real life, I WOULD NOT. Take the time to get real lining fabric....it will look much more like a professional coat, and you will be much happier with it.
Also, I made two capes. I will give you the measurements for the Big Girl cape in the tutorial....and will give the Little Girl cape at the bottom. (It was too confusing to put them both in...) If you are looking for sizing, the Big Girl cape was put on a six year old but I am guessing would fit anyone up to about a size 8 or a small 10. The Little Girl cape could go anywhere from about a size 2 to a size 4 or 5.
(If you are worried you could always cut a muslin and then try it on your little one...)
Big Girl Cape Tutorial
*You should work on the folded edges....and not the selveges.
*One thing I forgot to tell you....you need to make to slit on one of the folds to make the circle open.
Now move on to the collar pieces for a minute.
HERE is a pattern for a peter pan collar if you need one.
This is getting really long.... so I am adding the measurements for the Little Girl Cape on our blog as well as the Birdcage hat tutorial is also there.
Thanks everyone! And we would LOVE to see your capes!