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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  • Leila December 16, 2012, 11:56 am

    Your cape turned out so good! I love it.

    • onceuponasewingmachine December 16, 2012, 3:47 pm

      Thank you!

  • Amy mayen December 16, 2012, 1:07 pm

    I LLLOOOOVVVVEEEE the lining & buttons contrasting with the corduroy.

    • onceuponasewingmachine December 16, 2012, 3:47 pm

      Thanks Amy, I’m not sure why I haven’t done more covered buttons, they are so easy!

  • Cindy December 17, 2012, 9:08 am

    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.

    • onceuponasewingmachine December 17, 2012, 9:14 am

      I did a similar trick with the tracing paper- good to know that isn’t totally crazy at least!

  • Pam December 18, 2012, 4:33 am

    Your cape is adorable, Rachel!!! I love the hand stitched toadstools. It’s just the right amount of embroidery to finish the cape off.

  • Carissa December 18, 2012, 11:36 am

    adorable! every little girl would look so cute in that! is it corduroy? even more adorable!

    • onceuponasewingmachine December 18, 2012, 12:15 pm

      It is I have a corduroy weakness!

  • Shantalle December 18, 2012, 12:12 pm

    Just beautiful!

    • onceuponasewingmachine December 18, 2012, 12:15 pm

      Thank you so much!

  • Tracey@We-Made-That December 19, 2012, 6:50 am

    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

    • onceuponasewingmachine December 19, 2012, 7:28 am

      You’ll have to tell us how they turn out!

  • Jill December 20, 2012, 1:28 am

    That is such a great cape!! Love it!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  • Karen Schulz January 2, 2013, 8:27 pm

    This is supercool. visiting from creative itch

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