This is my fourth project for the Creative Maven's September sewing month challenge.
I have posted about my cape fetish before and a little red riding hood cape has been on my to-do list for awhile. Miss Lily loves the story and is always putting "goodies" in a basket for granny and re-telling the story. It really a classic tale and it's no wonder kids love it so much - just the right amount of drama and repetition.
Lily's favourite version of the story is from a 1980s board book. It was part of Playmore Publishing's "My Tiny 3-D Book Series" and printed in Japan. We have a few of these sort of 3D books from my family's library and she loves them all. The pictures are very unique.
McCall's 2854 on loan from my BFF. This is the finished project.
Tostmann Trachten dirndl from Vienna, Austria. I am dying to know it's story. I don't think it has been worn and quickly became one of Lily's favourite dresses.
In case you are interested in Little Red Riding Hood gear, inspiration is alive in blogland. Here are just a few posts to get you motivated:
Adult capes (both gorgeous!!)
Mama cape at Penny Carnival
and this one at BurdaStyle
Little Red Riding Hood & the big bad wolf over at Martha Stewart
Vintage McCalls over at the Angry Chicken
Indietute's Basic Hooded Cloak , also adapted by Melissa at Until Wednesday Calls
Obsessively Stitching turned an oversized Christmas into a toddler-sized cape [I was originally going to use an old felt Christmas tree skirt, but the table cloth fell into my lap (sorry about the pun)].
For the pet (who knew?)
a small lap dog sized no-sew cape over at Niqqi's Blog
You should now be in good hands. Have a great week!
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