Hey guys, sorry its taken long for this update but schools taken up all spare time haha. Anyway this post will be about the making of the cape of Anna.
To even begin about sewing this cape, you will need to find a suitable fabric for the cape. In the movie you can see that Anna’s cape looks as id it has some weight to it and it also looks like wool. So I got 3 meters of wool/jersey ( stretch) in a powder pink, 2 1/2 meters of pink pompom trim, heart-shaped clasp, 4 meters of 4″ ribbon, and 2 different pink cotton.
After all that fabric stuff, I cut of the top half of Anna’s cape ( I didn’t use a pattern for this part so if you need a pattern try and use this shape in the picture below, if you wish to make this cape). I measured my shoulder length, neck size, and the length I wanted the top half of the cape to be.
I then cut out the two sides of the top half of the cape (this is what the pieces look like if you are making the cape).
I then pinned the sides to the body of the cape and sewn it together, I then clipped the curved part of the shoulder to prevent puckering.
Once it was completely sewn up, I pinned the pompom trims to the outside of the cape, with the pompoms not near the edge ( as you can see in this image below). I then rolled over the trim so that you can only see the pompoms and sewed it together.
This is what the body of the cape looks like with the pompoms and it all sewn up!
ONTO THE REST OF THE CAPE! Anyways, I didn’t have a photo of how I made the long part of the cape but I just folded my fabric in half, marked on my neck measurements and drew a long flowly cape, I’m sure you can find a tutorial on Wikia to show you how to make a cape if you are struggling but other wise its rather easy.
I then cut out two rectangles of the same fabric of the cape and a thin rectangle of pink/purple fur. This is for the collar of the cape. I used the measurements of my neck and the size of how big I wanted it. I sandwiched the pieces together (with the fur in the middle) so that its easier to sew 🙂 .
I then pinned it to the cape and sewed it together.
Onto the decorations! Anna’s cape has scallops around the edges of all her cape but I am only doing it around the body of the cape to save time. I used the 4″ ribbon for the scallops and I used a lid of a tin to have even crescent moon shapes.
I then cut the shapes out and saved the cut outs because they will be needed later! Because I used ribbon, its bound to fray so I used clear nail paint to seal the edges to prevent fraying.
I then GLUED the scallops to the cape, I did this to prevent uneven top-stitching and plus its less time consuming. I then pinned it to keep it in place while it dried.
So that’s it for today guys, sorry once again for the long update. I appreciate all the support I have had during this project and I am glad people are feeling confident enough to ask questions, I honestly do not mind help you if you are making this project all with me! I will try to update sooner and quicker next time, bye bye~