little red riding hood

A really busy sewing weekend this week, I had two custom orders to complete, one of which included creating pockets inside a purse which is a new thing for me. Both orders are now finished, I've taken some pictures of them both but will show you when I know they have been received by their new owners. And then once they were completed I had a totally different sewing job to tackle, Holly has to dress up as a book character on Thursday at school, and she decided upon Little Red Riding Hood. (I managed to dissuade her from the ugly duckling, that would have been a nightmare costume to make!) So I looked on the internet and found a brilliant free hooded cape pattern for personal use here on the Craft: blog website, so we had a shopping trip to buy red fabric and ribbon on saturday. Then as the weather was so dismal here yesterday, (really windy with lots of heavy rain, yuck) Stuart and Holly went to Blockbusters and chose a film, and we spent the afternoon watching the Johnny Depp version of Charlie and the Cholcolate Factory. Or rather they did, and I spent the afternoon kneeling on the floor cutting and pinning! But I am very pleased with the finished result, I hand sewed it as I thought it would be quicker, and it is all finished now, even the ribbons for ties are on. Once Holly has tried it on I'll take a picture of the finished article! : )

7 comments:

Annie said...

Love the hooded cape. When mine were little I had to make a couple of capes. A green one for Peter Pan and a red one for some character on a computer game called Pjama Sam. Kids loved them and they got much use over the years. I even wore one to school one day.

Cicada Studio said...

Rainy days are great for getting projects done, I find. We had one yesterday, too. Red Riding hood is probably my favorite nursery rhyme characters. Good choice! Would love to see the finished product.

muffintopdesigns said...

oh wow! i want one!

xoxo muffin

Vanessa said...

The things we do for the love of our kids! Looking forward to seeing all the pictures of your finished products!

Hope the weather is behaving itself now!

Indigo Blue said...

Sophie
had to dress up for the same reason and she chose Fifi Forget me not. The internet is good for finding useful patterns. Thanks for the link problem, I have sorted it out. it worked in the margin but not on the post. typical.

Kerry said...

I had a red riding hood when I was little...oh, you just brought back some very fond memories!

High Desert Diva said...

Can't wait to see the cape finished!

And I also can't wait to receive my package from you!