Tuesday, November 6, 2012

A Short Hooded Cape

From a simple pattern, I made a hooded cape for a friend at work.  It was almost a full circle cape, which was too full for what he wanted, so I modified it to a 3/4 circle cape. I used McCall's M5957 Costume pattern. Get your hands on that pattern if you're interested in making capes.
I tried on the hood before attaching it to make sure it would be big enough.
I tried the whole thing on to make sure the length was correct.

I ended up lining it because the Jute fabric he had chosen was REALLY itchy!

Luckily, I had this extra clasp hanging around that I bought from a leather & sewing supply store 

And here's the cape on my friend at work, dressed as the long lost twin brother of Michonne from Walking Dead.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Completed Costume

Here's a photo taken at work, where the costume contest took place. I won 2nd place!