Little Red Riding Hood

Have you noticed a resurgence of capes in outerwear fashion? We think they are awfully sweet on little girls.

I recently had a chance to pattern test the new Go To Cape.

Go to Cape; OnceuponaSewingMachineI knew the reality was I would be sewing for the Spring- we got smacked with a foot of snow a couple days after I took this picture. But for those of you with more mild winters, or currently enjoying your summer weather this is a great option!

I made Miss M’s out of corduroy and lined it in flannel. I like the body it gives. However my machine had a bit of a seizure while I was trying to get the button holes in. I seriously may not yet be ready to talk about it- and this was a couple weeks ago.

I ripped out more buttonholes than I even want to think about.

It’s a pretty full cape and has a large hood. She was not game for putting it on, I’m hoping she’ll be more into in the spring.

Go to Cape; OnceuponaSewingMachineAnyone out there do embroidery on their kids’ clothes? I just wanted to play around with it. What do you use to transfer a design onto you fabric? Freezer paper? Is there an easier way?

close up stitchingIt’s beginner stuff- but I’m ok with it for a first swing! Any tips or resources on this? I would love to see them.

This pattern is listed as a beginner/adventurous beginner. I would lean to the adventurous beginner, but it may have just been my sewing mood that day.

Want to sew your own cape? You can find the pattern for this one here,sewing patterns for girls.

Not in the sewing mood? Feeling a little overwhelmed with your list right now? Visit our shop for a slightly different cape style made for you! Donna has some beautiful color combos available make sure to check them out.

 

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  1. Your cape turned out so good! I love it.
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  2. I LLLOOOOVVVVEEEE the lining & buttons contrasting with the corduroy.
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  3. The cape is so pretty! I’m a huge fan of gray.:) I’m no expert when it comes to transferring designs…I usually just free hand draw it with a washable marking pen/marker. A couple of times, I’ve traced the design on to tissue paper and then glued the tissue paper to my fabric with a washable glue stick and stitched the design through the tissue paper. When I was finished, I ripped what I could of the paper off and the rest came off in the washing machine.
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  4. Your cape is adorable, Rachel!!! I love the hand stitched toadstools. It’s just the right amount of embroidery to finish the cape off.

  5. adorable! every little girl would look so cute in that! is it corduroy? even more adorable!
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  6. Just beautiful!
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  7. Oh what a beautiful cape. I don’t sew (but wish I did), I am sending this link right to my mother so she can make this for my girls. LOVE IT. Thanks so much for sharing on We Made That

  8. That is such a great cape!! Love it!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
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  9. This is supercool. visiting from creative itch
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