Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Little Red Riding Hood

For the end of the school year the first graders put on a play, and they needed lots of costumes.  I volunteered to make the Little Red Riding Hood cape -- it's from the Oliver & S book
Little Things to Sew --such a great book!

The outside is quilter's linen in red, and the inside is a cute tree print, Just Wing it by MoMo for Moda.

I added oversized ric-rac on the hood to dress it up a bit, and I made a very large button, covered with the lining fabric (which of course broke right before the play) -- it seems like my fabric buttons don't last very long -- I'm tempted to take out the metal loop and replace it with a stronger wire one next time.
Perfect for twirling
(or running from the big bad wolf)!

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  1. So very adorable Michelle. And she looks so pleased with it!

  2. Very cute, both the outfit and the model!

  3. I don't have good luck with covered buttons lasting, either! The cape is adorable!

  4. the hair binder buttons you made for e and z are holding up great -- and they've been worn A LOT. so those at least wear well.

    SUPER cute little red AND cape!! :) what a fun parent you would be to have in class : )

  5. So sweet - and she obviously enjoying herself alot!

  6. I never thought about those buttons breaking...good to know! The cape is so sweet and so is that adorable little girl!