This project started out as a bit of crafting in the run up to Christmas…. best laid plans hey! I managed to get a fair way through the sewing, but Christmas just took over and I ran out of time.
My eldest daughter Charlotte is well on her way to reaching 3 1/2 years old and like many little girls she loves to dress up. Just today she was wearing loads of my bracelets, a pair of my sunglasses, one of my winter woolly hats and a pair of my heels – oh so stylish! So anyway I had decided that I wanted to make her a Little Red Riding Hood cape.
I had been in two minds as to which pattern to use for the cape. Either the one from Growing Up sew Liberated by Meg McElwee or the Little Red Riding Hood Cape from the Oliver+S book Little Things to Sew. I preferred the length of the Growing Up Sew Liberated cape…
For the lining I was after a sweet floral print with a really small flower, and that’s exactly what I found. I even picked up a sweet button (two actually as I may try to sew neatly and I wanted to make it reversible).
don’t you just love my photography assistant!
My only problem is that I’m not sure she knows the story so I might have to buy her the book too!