Monday, October 10, 2011

Halloween, Part II: Little Red

I wanted to make Scout a red hooded cape.  It's as simple as that.  There are lots of cute Little Red costumes on the interwebs, and I think it's a particularly cute costume for a 3-4 year old.  But it's pretty cute in a 6 month size too.

Little Red 01

I'm going to be honest, I'm looking for more occasions appropriate for wearing a red hooded cape.

White onesie
1/2 yard red gingham fabric
1 yard red wool felt
2 buttons
1/2 yard 1/4" elastic (to attach skirt to onesie)
2 yards red gingham ribbon (cape trim)

Little Red Dress 02

The dress is really simple - a rectangle of fabric, elasticized and attached to a onesie.  This simple dress will actually be the base for a lot of these costumes.

Little Red Dress 03

The cape required some geometry, but essentially it's a big half circle with a smaller circle cut for the neck and then a rectangle added for the hood.  I had hoped to be more detailed in my instructions, but lost track of the camera in the process.

Little Red Cape Front

If there's interest, I can try to explain the method in a separate post.

4 comment(s). Tell me what you think!:

Anonymous said...

These are the cutest costumes ever! - Amy

Miss Julep said...


Chrisknits said...

We used a pink long john for our 3 month old. I sewed some fuchsia pink fabric into a chest plate and made a matching cap and she went as piglet! Love the outfits. Keep them coming.

infinity said...

I love the little onesie dress, can you give me more details on how to make this dress. I love the suspenders too. Very CUTE

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