We have some GREAT stuff for you this month! Tons of Halloween goodness!
For my part, I am going to show you how to make a super easy, super warm Anna cape. You still have plenty of time to whip this up. (It would also make a great present.)
WHAT I USED
About 5 yards of fleece
4 yards of trim
1 frog enclosure
Small piece of black fleece
I used my go to pattern piece (made from one of Cailey's shirts) to cut the back of the cape.
I just sort of free handed the shape towards the bottom. It goes out and the bottom has a slight curve to it.
I added 27" to the pattern for the length.
Cut 1 on the fold.
I cut 2 pieces for the front.
This picture shows the curve of the front pieces.
This is where you'll cut a circle for the top of the cape. I was scared of this at first but it was actually very easy!!
Fold the remaining fleece into fourths.
Measure from your child's neck to where you want this part to fall. For Cailey it was 17".
Place your measuring tape about a 2" from the corner and start marking a curve 17" down.
Cut a curve at the top and cut the big curve at the bottom.
Open it up and cut straight down the middle to the neck.
Pin the shoulders and sides together and sew the seams.
Now, the neck line was very large but that's good! I made a big pleat in the back and top stitched it down.
Why was that good? It gives the back a lot of volume while pulling the front and giving it even more of a curve.
Lay the circle part on top of the main cape, wrong side to right side. Pin it in place and sew them together.
I forgot to take pictures of how I cut the collar.
I cut 2 pink pieces and one smaller black piece.
Sew the pink pieces together and turn right side out.
Top stitch the black piece in place.
Cailey's collar was about 17" long and 3" wide.
Now, pin the collar to the cape, right sides together.
Sew in place.
This is how it looks when you're done.
You can always go back and stitch in the ditch if you like.
Next, I pinned the trim to the right side of the top of the cape, just along the curve. You can go all the way up the sides to the neck if you like, I just didn't buy enough trim. LOL I never would have thought that i would need more than 4 yards!!!!
Remove the cat from your work area and sew the trim in place!!
Pin the frog in place and sew the loops down with a zigzag stitch.
YOU'RE ALL DONE!!!
Well, you can go back and hem the cape if you'd like but fleece won't fray. ;)
Cailey absolutely loves it and asked if she could wear it all the time once Halloween is over. LOL
NOW! It's time to check out all the Halloween awesomeness from my friends! ;)
I LOVE THESE SOOOOOOO MUCH!!!!! They are Bloody Buddies from Karen at Baking in a Tornado. So stinkin' cute!!!!
Check out this gorgeous Nevermore Wreath from Someone Else's Genius. LOVE IT!!!!
This is the cutest thing!! A Halloween Gate from Shellybean at Follow Me Home.
I need to make this for my mantle!
Lydia at Cluttered Genius shows us how to decorate on the cheap!! I am allll for that!!! ;)
Melissa from Home on Deranged will show you how to have a VERY fun, Not So Spooky Halloween!! FUN!!
You are amazing! I love it! I can't wait to see the rest and Collin's costume! I think I need a cape too! It'd make a great maternity coat! Lol ;)ReplyDelete
AWWW!!! Thank you SO much!!!!! <3 <3 <3Delete
It was so much easier to do than I thought it would be! LOL
If I find another deal on fleece, I'll let you know. ;) Any color preference? LOL
That cape is fabulous! I bet she wears it all the time!ReplyDelete
Your cat under the sewing machine photo is priceless.
Thank you!!!! She loves it!! I might have to make an everyday one! LOLDelete
Dang cats just have to try to help me!!! ;)
Cailey makes such a beautiful Anna, she's lucky to have you for a mom. And I'm especially impressed that you made the cape warm, great added touch this time of year!ReplyDelete
Thank you SO much, Karen. *I'm* the lucky one. ;)Delete
<3 <3 <3
This is so great. I really want to sew, but I find it cumbersome sometimes. Your instructions really break it down so well that I think even I could do it!! :)ReplyDelete
Thank you, Lydia!!! So glad they are easy to follow! I always worry about that!Delete
It's gorgeous, dahling... just gorgeous! I think your cat was being very helpful!ReplyDelete
B wants to wear his fedora (for his costume) everywhere, too - even to bed.
The cat just wants you to think that! LOL
Thank you, Robin!!!!
The cape is adorable ..Looks warm too..ReplyDelete
Much better instructions than my pattern was,ha.. Andy you dont have a glitter house to contend with.lol
Love that wreath too.. adorable.. Your are so talented. Have fun..
Thank you so much, Judy!! Most times I would rather figure it out myself than deal with confusing pattern directions! LOL ;)Delete
Wasn't that wreath amazing?? Robin did such a great job.
Stacy you made this seem quite doable! And this is coming from a girl who has a problem figuring out which way to put the thread in....lol!ReplyDelete
What a nice warm cape and a beautiful model!!
Thank you very much, Jenn!!!! I had such a great time making it!!Delete
I can't sew for the life of me, so I'm going with store bought stuff. Skeleton suit! for ColinReplyDelete
That cape looks very pretty! What are you making for your little guy?
I can't wait to see him in it!!! :DDelete
My Colin is going to be Pichu (a Pokemon). All I have left to do on his is sew on the velco for the neck closing. I need to get that done today and take pics.