I am on a quest to finish up the projects I prepared for Spring Kid’s Clothes Week. Today, the Red Riding Hood Cape from the book Little Things to Sew.
I’ve now tried eight patterns from this book. I probably wouldn’t have tried this one if it weren’t for the fabulous Little Things to Sew: Cover to Cover Challenge. The patterns in this book are great little sewing lessons with cute and easy results. So many of these projects would make great gifts, especially when the exact size of the recipient isn’t known. And while I don’t imagine that E will wear this out and about much, it should get some use in our dress up basket.
The blue is mystery fabric I had in my stash and the pink Little Red Riding Hood print is from Riley Blake. This was a straightforward sew and quite fun. My only issue was figuring out how to have buttons on both sides. I ended up sewing both buttons on at the same time, lining up the button holes. It is a little tight getting the loop over the buttons so I should have left a bit more slack in the thread.
I traced a medium (the smaller of the two sizes) because it went up to a size 4. This is on the small side so I really should have sized up. I keep making things too small. Not sure what that’s all about. I think these kids are just growing too fast…
E was excited to discover that capes are good for swishing around. Anyone else working on Little Things to Sew projects? Or getting-ready-for-summer/winter sewing? I have some shorts in the works from the great new (free!) Sunny Day Shorts pattern. Hoping to have them finished soon.