Tuesday, November 01, 2016

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


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 ;)



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! 


Chickie Walsh said...

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

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.