Carefree Capes

Posted by on June 1, 2011 in DIY | 2 comments

I’ve always wanted to be a natural winker.  It’s one of those things you’re either really good or really bad at, and I fall into the second category.  When I wink it’s like watching Elaine on Seinfeld trying to dance- people just cringe and look away.  Winking is such a happy-go-lucky, playful gesture, and I’m totally jealous of all you winkers.  In spirit of being playful, I whipped up some cute little capes so I could watch my girls run around with silky fabric flowing behind them, pretending to be queens, fairies, or superheroes.  I’ll just sit back and practice my wink (don’t laugh) as they run around happy and carefree.

capes*Photo Credit to Kristen McFeeters

I used Simplicity pattern 2817, size HH.  This is actually a Disney princess cape pattern, but I changed it up a bit.  If you buy patterns at Joann’s Fabrics or Hobby Lobby, they often have sales on patterns for as low as 99 cents- what a deal!  Sign up via email or by flyer to receive notifications on sales.  I used Jean Trix iron-on glitter sheets for the initials, and love how they turned out.  Here are a few free on-line cape tutorials if you are so inclined: Puking Pastilles, Creative KismetThe Long Thread, and Sew Mama Sew.


  1. Oh, Susie! I love, love, LOVE this idea. So cute! Your girls are so lucky to have you! Can you sew four capes tonight and bring them over first thing in the morning? I promise cupcakes. 😉

    • Anything for those yummy cupcakes, Brooke!

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