Thursday, January 2, 2014

A Sewing Project: Capes for Flower Girls

My Little Princess was thrilled to be a flower girl not once, but twice in 2013.  Her auntie, my sister-in-law, just had a gorgeous Winter Wonderland Christmastime wedding.  All of the ladies, including the flower girls, had beautiful capes in keeping with the theme and season.

The flower girl's capes were handmade by the bride and myself.  The bride cut out all of the pieces.  (Which was awesome, because I find the cutting part to be so tedious plus being just days away from my third trimester I had zero desire to lay everything out nicely on the floor.)  Once she cut the pieces I was able to sew the pieces together fairly quickly.

Sewing Notes:
  • Unfinished edges of fake fur shed.  Like crazy.  Be warned.
  • We did use a pattern, it was Butterick 5809 view B -- the detachable cape.
  • We made a total of five capes, four size 4 and one size 2. Catherine's cape is a size 4 and seems pretty true to size.  (At least as much as a cape needs to be.)  
  • We ditched the collar that was called for by the pattern and simply added ribbon for a bow.
  • I only top-stitched around the collar.  

Here's a picture of the back of the cape mid-dance.  Catherine is a dancing queen when it comes to weddings -- she simply doesn't stop!  (Her hair is tucked under the cape in this picture.)

I am very happy with the end results.  All of the girls looked absolutely adorable.  AND we didn't break the bank!

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  1. The cape is adorable. I think my granddaughters would love them - they are always dressing up - such little princesses. Thanks for sharing. Your new follower, Darlene

  2. Those capes are absolutely cute! In fact, I might have to let my cousin know about them because she recently told me she was looking for a cape to sew for her little girl.

  3. A little cape for a flower girl is such a cute idea! You both did a great job!


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