Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Old adult skirt into child's hooded cape (Halloween costume)

Hello!

This old skirt has been kicking around my closet for years, and I have two others very much like it, so I decided to give it the old chop-choppy, since my little one decided at the last minute to copy her older sister's costume and I only had one witchy-looking cape (but luckily two hats!) The rest of the outfit you see here is just her going through the laundry and playing dress-up, not the ensemble costume, but you can see what the cape turned out like anyway ;)

Before:


After:


I used a bit of scrap fabric to make the hood, and just added ties made out of T-shirt yarn to fasten at the collar. Luckily the skirt was already the perfect cape length and the fit was perfect for tapering at the shoulders once I chopped the waistband off.  The whole thing took about 20 minutes.

Thanks for reading, and happy Hallowe'en! 
Amy

3 comments:

Chickie Walsh said...

Nice cape! Your kids will look great! Great refashion.
Chickie

jennifer elliott said...

Love it when kids change their minds at the last minute. :). Great save.

Jennifer EOD

RanchHouse said...

Just visiting older posts. Love it when we have posts for kids made by moms. Hope to see more soon.