Clever Charlotte

Hoodie to Cape

Raven Hoodie & Pantscarla macklinComment

Things have been a little slow around our household with all the school closings due to arctic temperatures.  To survive the cabin fever, we needed a new addition for the dress up box. A couple quick modifications to our Raven Hoodie pattern and here we are!

A few months ago I came across a florist/party planning shop that was going out of business.  As part of the sale, there were gobs of textiles used to dress banquet tables.  After digging through dusty detritus, I found 3 yards of lovely red velvet.  It's polyester, which I would usually avoid like the plague, but what's not to love about FREE??!?

Cape8
Cape8

Changing the Raven Hoodie to a fabulous cape requires some simple adjustments: a new shoulder seam and a lengthened hem.

CapeSketchAI
CapeSketchAI

Starting where the Front and Back shoulder seam meet at the neck, redraw the shoulder by coming out about as far as the original sleeve and curving down parallel to the Center Front and Back. Make sure this curve matches on both the Front and Back pieces in length and curvature.  

The hood is attached in the same manner as described in the instructions.

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Cape7

My daughter is thrilled that she can now be either a wizard or little red riding hood...

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Cape1

...or maybe even a velvet super  hero!

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Cape4

Stay warm and keep sewing, friends.

~ Carla