43" X 34" piece each of fabric and lining ,
(see instructions for individual costumes),
chalk pencil for marking matching thread, pins, scissors, iron,
brand STICKY BACK® or SEW-ON coin,
sewing machine, hand-sewing needle,
15" strip of 3/8"-wide ribbon
Pin fabric to lining with right sides together and raw
edges even. Make 2 marks on each short edge (the 34" side) of the fabric,
placing marks 5-1/4" and 6-1/4" down from one long edge (the 43" side).
(The narrow area above these markings will form the collar.) Stitch edges
of the two fabrics together in 1/4" seams, leaving open the l" space between
marks on each side for casing, and leaving a 5" opening along the lower
long edge for turning. Turn right side out; press. Make two rows of stitching
across the long side (top) of the cape at the 5-1/4" and 6-1/4" casing
marks, to form casing for ribbon. Insert ribbon through casing, gathering
cape along ribbon so ends of ribbon are even with ends of cape. Stitch
across ends to secure ribbon and form collar above ribbon. Separate halves
of STICKY BACK® coin. Attach hook half to right side of cape at one
end over gathers. Attach loop half to wrong side of cape at other end
Make basic cape with collar from desired fabric.
Hand-sew/glue sequins along all edges of cape. Tie ribbon in bow; hand stitch at front over gathers.
4" X 42-1/2" piece of fusible black interfacing.
Make the basic cape using a silky sheer black
fabric but leave long lower edge unstitched. Before inserting ribbon,
fuse interfacing to collar portion of cape. Trim lower edge of cape into
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Make a basic cape with collar using metallic fabric
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Designed by Robin Tarnoff for Velcro USA Inc.