October 15, 2014

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Quick Last Minute Capes

Looking for a fast project to help finish off your doll's Halloween costume? Look no further!

**UPDATE: Thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway, we have a winner! Lena Juka said, "Definitely a princess. Females super heroes would be more compassionate and caring than male super heroes. GIRL POWER!" 

All you need is some fabric scraps, cute ribbon or trim, some blank paper and a ruler. I used this technique to make a fun, short superhero-y cape, and a longer princess cape. 

First, grab your paper and we'll make a basic pattern. (Don't worry, it's actually a lot easier than it sounds....!)

1. Draw a long vertical line down the middle of your paper. At the top of this, draw a 3" line.

2. Then, mark a point 3/8" down from the top of the "T".

3. Draw a curved line from the mark up to the corners of the top line. This is the neck of your cape!

4. Then, measure down the length of your cape. (Short cape: 8 1/2", long cape 17". You might need to tape on a second sheet of paper...) Draw in a line for the bottom of your cape. Make it as wide as your finished cape (short: 8"; long 10-12"). 

5. Connect the line at the bottom, to the points up at each corner of the neckline. From the neck, measure down the length of the cape, and mark. 

 

Then, draw in your curved hemline. Ta Da!

If you are making a felt cape, you're all set: cut the pattern out of felt.

Then, use felt scraps to make a fun logo for the back of the cape. Sew that down....

...and sew on a piece of twill tape, ribbon, or other fun trim around the neckline. About 20" works well.

If you want to make a cape out of something that will fray, like lace or fabric, add an extra 1/4" around all the edges of your pattern before cutting it out.

                                         

Then, serge or zig zag over the raw edges. Turn them to the backside of the fabric, and topstitch them down.

Sew on a tie, and there you are -- another awesome new cape!

Giveaway Time!

 

***Giveaway closed, thanks to everybody who entered!***
To enter, just leave a comment below, answering this question:

If you could be either a princess or a superhero, which would you be? Why? 

(Princesses are fabulous, but I'd probably be a superhero because then I could fly...)

We'll run the giveaway through next Monday, the 20th, and get in touch with the winner by email. You should have the capes in plenty of time for Halloween!!

Thanks for following along everyone, and have fun with this!

For Pixie Faire,
Melinda

 

 


76 Comments

Mary Zurn
Mary Zurn

September 09, 2016

I would be a super hero so I could help my son and daughter, they both have medical problems and I could help my great granddaughter who has autism. Right now I am not strong enough to help anyone. This way I could gain the special power to help everyone!

Phyllis A Hagerman
Phyllis A Hagerman

September 09, 2016

I would want to be a SUPER Hero, so I could help all the people that have nothing and are in need. My super hero deed would be to be positive, smiling and friendly, never leaving anyone out, but bringing all together in Peace and Harmony. What a wonderful world that would be???? Pass it on…. .

Roni
Roni

October 23, 2015

Great tutorial; so simple and fun! Thank you very much!

Denise M Mullins
Denise M Mullins

October 09, 2015

I think I would choose a princess, because I could wear all the beautiful ball gowns.

Janice
Janice

January 15, 2015

Since I only had a Wonder Woman body briefly, I want to be a princess. I love all the beautiful ball room gowns and the fancy riding habits. Oh and doesn’t everyone want to wear a crown full of different colors of jewels. Oh and the throne, mine would be pink, red and turquoise.

emma
emma

November 14, 2014

a super hero princess so I can be royal but super

Terry
Terry

October 28, 2014

Superhero – so I could do all the things tha my family believe I can!!!

Aimee
Aimee

October 19, 2014

I would be a super hero, because they don’t wait for help to come, they do something to fix it.

JB
JB

October 19, 2014

My 6 year old granddaughter is so into princesses and fairies, I would have to be a princess to remain a part of the family.

Rita
Rita

October 19, 2014

Superhero for sure. I would be #1 with my grandson for sure! __

katie
katie

October 19, 2014

Super hero for sure…as a busy mom to three kids ages 7 and under, I need some super hero powers to make daily life easier and to come to the rescue for any of my mommy (or daddy) friends. Plus, those powers would allow me more time to play princess with my daughter.

Betty
Betty

October 19, 2014

I would be a “Princess”. A good princess can be a super-hero incognito! She can declare wrongs to be righted. She can be a model of goodness and sacrifice.
Ultimately she has the power to make her kingdom better for all her people (subjects)!

Cheryl
Cheryl

October 19, 2014

I would like to be a super hero. Since I was little my hero is Wonder Woman, and still is. I still collect Wonder Woman items and recently I bought a Wonder Woman coustome from Persmart and I’m making a doll dress out of it. I also made one last year, which needs finishing. She fights for good and protects the innocent. I think that’s what I’d like to do.

crystal
crystal

October 19, 2014

Definitely a SUPERHERO…but a secretive superhero. I would want to help make our world a better place. Setting an example for my two daughters ages 9 and 7 that one person can make a difference. :0)

Barbara
Barbara

October 19, 2014

i would rather be a super hero. Then I could help people everywhere. However, I would do it secretly so no you would know it was me.

Carol
Carol

October 18, 2014

A princess………it would justify all the toads I have kissed! LOL

Janet
Janet

October 18, 2014

I would like to be the seamstress extraordinaire to the princess and the super heroe, two personalities of the same character. I would have all the fun of choosing the fabrics, fashioning the embellishments, and sharing the joy in that with my apprentices.

JoAnn
JoAnn

October 18, 2014

I’d be a superhero with mad sewing skills to sew doll clothes for all the little girls in the world!

Donna
Donna

October 17, 2014

I want to be a rich super hero. I would like the perks of the princess (clothes and housekeeping) but they aren’t worth giving up my freedom to be who I am and do what I want. I would go crazy always being in the public eye and having to follow strict rules.

As a rich super hero, I can still have my housekeeping. If nothing else, I can act and enjoy the clothes that way. And it fits right in with my passion of helping others!

helga
helga

October 17, 2014

I would rather be a super hero than a princess because i am more adventurous in my activities than I imagine a princess would be.

Georgann
Georgann

October 17, 2014

I’d be a superhero so I could help others.

Desiree H
Desiree H

October 17, 2014

I would absolutely be a princess. I am a mother of a 4 year old boy and 9 year old girl, a wife and full time homemaker. Therefore, I’m already a super hero. ;)

MarjoryW
MarjoryW

October 17, 2014

I would be a very liberated princess. Being a Superhero is too much work at my age!

linda furman
linda furman

October 17, 2014

i would rather be a priness, because i am not able to be active as a superhero would need to be!

WyoDi
WyoDi

October 17, 2014

I’d be a superhero and my power would be to heal all sadness, depression, and loneliness.

Elizabeth
Elizabeth

October 17, 2014

I would easily want to be a princess. Hello, long and beautiful dresses!

Michelle
Michelle

October 17, 2014

I would rather be a superhero. They seem to have all the fun!

Stephanie S.
Stephanie S.

October 17, 2014

Oh this is easy! I would be Ariel because I love water and always said I should be a mermaid.

Sharon
Sharon

October 17, 2014

I would like to be a princess. Then other people would cook and clean for me. The pretty clothes and jewelry are a nice perk, but right now, I have to fix supper.

Vicki
Vicki

October 17, 2014

Being a princess is my dream…To be beautiful and ALWAYS helping someone, someplace. sometime.

Cindi
Cindi

October 17, 2014

I would like to be a princess. That way when I sew I can order SOMEONE ELSE to fix my messes rofl..

Jan
Jan

October 17, 2014

I would be a princess because I love all the fancy clothes.

Diane
Diane

October 17, 2014

I would like to be a superhero so I would have the energy and ability to do things for others that I can’t do now.

Mary
Mary

October 17, 2014

I would like to be a Princess, if only for a little while,I would have no worries and would be able to play with my dolls whenever I want to.

Jeanine
Jeanine

October 17, 2014

Princess, then I’d have all the time I need to make clothes for my young princess and her doll princeses!

Lesley from NE
Lesley from NE

October 17, 2014

I think I would be a princess, more time to sew, less time doing chores! =)

Laura
Laura

October 17, 2014

Princess so I could help those less fortunate than I am. I have been in situation to need food. Now we grow extra in our garden to help others. It makes us feel helpful. We do not ask for anything in return. It’s good to see delight on faces.

Elaine Hoffman
Elaine Hoffman

October 17, 2014

I think I would like to be a princess because I would be held up to a higher standard to treat people who are less fortunate than I am. I think being a princess entails being a better human being and a person of great character. All women and girls are princesses!!!

DianeKae
DianeKae

October 17, 2014

I’d be a superhero, for sure! Superheroes help to take care of situations for those who are vulnerable..aging adults, children, animals, medically fragile, underfed, emotionally or physically disabled, homeless, spiritually uneasy. Even the smallest gift of time and talents and offerings to one another qualify YOU for this tole.

KATHY WYNNE
KATHY WYNNE

October 17, 2014

I would like to be both, princess by day having princess like fun and super hero by night helping where needed secretly.

Bea
Bea

October 17, 2014

Love the princesses,but I ’d rather be a superhero !!! I could help many people and fly like the wind!

Yelena
Yelena

October 17, 2014

It’s like in a superman story, princess by day and superhero at night, or tough times. Just switch the cape and you are on your way to better the world. Lace cape would perfectly go with the Elsa’s dress I’m making to surprise my little Spiderella (Spider girl in Cinderella shoes :-)
)

Kickernickid
Kickernickid

October 17, 2014

I have been a princess all my—long—life. Time to be a superhero!

Nancy S
Nancy S

October 17, 2014

Super Hero, but I’d design my distinguishing outfit for more function and less skin.

Carol schmidt
Carol schmidt

October 17, 2014

Girls can do anything they set their minds to so I would choose princess super hero. I could dress, do nails, makeup,and have tea parties and be good and kind and still change into my super hero cape to help get rid of all the evil in the world with my super powers.

Liz
Liz

October 17, 2014

A pricess cape as both my grand daughter’s tell me that they are princesses . And if i had this I could make more to go with the outfits that I would be making them such and Cinderella and sleeping beauty and Anna from frozen.

lena juka
lena juka

October 17, 2014

Definitely a princess. Females super heros would be more compassionate and caring than male super heros. GIRL POWER!

Peggy
Peggy

October 17, 2014

It would depend which granddaughter I made the cape for. Two would want the superhero cape and three would want the princess. :)

Lori Morton
Lori Morton

October 17, 2014

Oooooh…I would want to be a Super Hero! ( my kiddo’s already call me the Masked Momma…do to cancer & surgery on nose to fix! lol) But know my grangirlie would choose being a Princess (she already is to us!)…..and since it is HER doll,,,,giggle…we choose Princess! :)

Betty
Betty

October 17, 2014

A Superhero so I could help as many people as I could

Gracie
Gracie

October 17, 2014

princesses can do everything. They are kind and pretty.

Diane
Diane

October 17, 2014

A superhero – no question – The only problem would be choosing which superpowers I would have to save the world.

dawn s
dawn s

October 17, 2014

Superhero for sure! Who wouldn’t want to fly around and save the world.

Patty
Patty

October 17, 2014

Super Heros can be for Boys or Girls,dolls or bears—what adventures await ! !

nancy in IN
nancy in IN

October 17, 2014

Oops. Answered wrong. My grand would be a princess, anything princess. She loves princesses.

JR FrugalMom
JR FrugalMom

October 17, 2014

Why not a princess superhero? I guess I’ll have to go with a super hero, because I do like to help people….I’d do it in very fashionable outfits though…

nancy in IN
nancy in IN

October 17, 2014

My youngest grand would want a matching one for herself.

Carrie
Carrie

October 17, 2014

I would be a superhero since they help people. My daughter would pick a princess.

Marcy
Marcy

October 17, 2014

I would choose to be a Superhero because they have the special power to help people in dire danger.

Barbie
Barbie

October 17, 2014

I’ll choose for my special granddaughter. She’d like to be a princess because she loves fashion, glitz, fixing hair, doing her nails. Most of all she loves doing these things on girl’s night with the queen, her mom

Alice
Alice

October 17, 2014

these are great. I was looking for an idea for a cape. My daughter says her AG doll wants to be a witch. Thanks for the tutorial.

Bethany
Bethany

October 17, 2014

If I could choose to be a princess or a superhero, which would I be? Hmm… toughie. I think I would choose to be a superhero. Then you get cool powers :-)

Christa
Christa

October 17, 2014

Super hero! Princesses live in a fishbowl. I’d rather have the freedom than glitz.

Nancy C
Nancy C

October 17, 2014

I’m already a Princess. I’d be a super hero so I can fix some of the problems that are everywhere.

Stacey
Stacey

October 17, 2014

Uh… I would be both! There is no reason why I can’t be a princess by day, going through legal channels by day to better my kingdom…and then a caped vigilante by night!

JERI
JERI

October 17, 2014

super hero – there are a lot of wrongs in this world that need to be righted!

Nancy
Nancy

October 17, 2014

A princess – I could help all the children in my kingdom – design pretty clothes for them and have tea parties with them. I could travel the world and see other kingdoms.

Lea
Lea

October 17, 2014

thats a hard one… but probably a superhero, cause then i’d be able to meet thor and we could go around being godly together!

Rachel K.
Rachel K.

October 16, 2014

Why not a superhero princess like Princess Mira Nova from Buzz Lightyear? hehe.. if that doesn’t count though, I’d choose a princess.

Julie Koppleberger
Julie Koppleberger

October 16, 2014

I’d be a Princess. Since there just can’t be too many princesses. :)

Marian
Marian

October 16, 2014

My choice would be princess, because princesses can have all the glitz & glam they want. Besides I have always loved the Cinderella story.

jesica
jesica

October 16, 2014

A super hero with the power of endless energy! That would be awesome and I could finally get “everything” done :)

jane
jane

October 16, 2014

I would like to be Snow White and take care of those 12 dwarfs.

Faye Dorris
Faye Dorris

October 16, 2014

I would be a super hero & protect my Princess Granddaughter

Marissa
Marissa

October 15, 2014

I would probably be a princess because I love watching Disney movies (especially Frozen) =)

Natalie
Natalie

October 15, 2014

I think I’d be a princess because they get to wear fabulous outfits and jewelry! What girl wouldn’t love that?

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