I have received a lot of questions about how had I actually made the cape for my daughter’s Elsa inspired dress.
If you follow my blog at all, you know that for me, keeping it simple is key! I had made the dress fort daughter out of a curtain sheer. Read the description here(An Elsa Inspired Dress For My Girl!! | theywillloveyoureffort
So after making the dress, I was ready for the dress to be D-O-N-E! However, if you’ve seen Frozen, A big part of the ‘Let it go’ song is at the end where Elsa takes her cape and throws is around her. You HAVE TO HAVE A CAPE!
Well, here’s how I did it…it’s very complicated…lean in….I took an almost square piece of fabric(maybe 1 1/2 yards-it was leftover from an Ariel skirt I made for my daughter when she was 2!), I cut two small squares of adhesive Velcro, stuck the hook part(scratchy side) to two corners of the square piece of fabric, then put the two soft pieces(loop side of Velcro) and stuck it to the dress where the straps attach.
That’s it. No special taper cut, no special hem, not multiple pieces of fabric sewn together…just a beautiful piece of fabric with Velcro in the corners. That’s it:-)
If you have fabric that frays, make sure you use fray-check(looks like liquid glue, dries clear and prevents fabric from falling apart).
If you want to get fancy(I eventually did), you can add snowflake embellishments. My daughter only wanted three snowflakes added. One big one on the front center, and the a small on on the cape on the pretty side of the cape at the Velcro spot.
Remember…They Will Love Your Effort<3