What I Made
I was making a Red Riding Hood costume for Halloween this year and used your steps to make a capelet. I also added a few touches here and there, like the slits in the capelet to allow for freer arm movement. Thanks so much to your step by step guide!
How I Made it
I bought an old mid-shin length dress from the 80s at Value Village and cut it up, ripped the seams, made the back the front and re-purposed it. I couldn't find the material I wanted at Fabricland to match my skirt - and I was running out of time, so Value Village to the rescue!
Tips and Tricks
- Using a basting stitch on the hood to make it match the width of the cape makes the hood look really plush and keeps the cape sleek.
Rain Blanken, DIY Fashion Guide, says:Wow, you look gorgeous... thanks so much for sharing your photo with me and I'm glad you found the tutorial useful! The handmade Red Riding Hood costumes are always the best. I am with you on those slits in the caplet, too. It looks like you've got a lot more flexibility that way. Thanks for the tip on the basting stitch, too.
'Fabricland' sounds like where I want to live! We have JoAnns and Hancock Fabrics here, but nothing fun sounding like Fabricland. Happy Halloween, Katie Jane!