This snow princess cape is inspired by Princess Ann’s cape in Disney’s Frozen. I have two little girls and guess what they’ve been telling me they want to be for Halloween for the past 10 months? This cape is cute and functional and a pretty decent homage, if I do say so myself. It’s also great for trick or treating on a cold night.
For this project you will need:
1 1/2 ( 1 and 3/4 for size 7 – 9) yards of fleece
1 7/8 yards of purple pom poms ( 2 yards for 7-9)
1 7/8 yards of small purple ric rac (2 yards 7 to 9)
15 inches of purple decorative trim for collar ( I used a flower chain trim)
3 yards of large purple ric rac
One silver heart clasp
Sewing Essentials (pins, scissors, etc.)
Video tutorial here, written below:
The Princess Anna Cape Tutorial
1- Assemble and cut out the Pattern
You can find instructions on how to assemble the pattern here.
Take the following measurement: Measure from your child’s base of neck to their ankle or wherever you want the cape to fall. Cut a length of fleece the length you measured. You will need to cut down the width of the fleece as well to match the width of the cape bottom, doubled.
On folded fabric place the cape bottom and cut off the bottom to make a curve along the bottom.
Place back of cape on the fold and cut 1. Cut two of the front of the cape.
Cut out two collar be sure to place it on the fold.
Cut out one of the collar piece from interfacing
Cut out one of the neck stay (be sure to place on the fold).
2 – Assemble the top cape piece.
3- Add decorative trim to top cape and bottom cape pieces.
Sew on decorative pom poms on to the top cape piece. Then sew small ric rac onto the top cape piece. Sew jumbo ric rac onto bottom cape piece. Take one of the collar cut outs and sew decorative ribbon or elements to the center if you like.
4 – Assemble the collar
Take the cut out of the interfacing and cut it down so it’s about a quarter inch inside the fleece collar.
With right sides together, using a .5 inch seam allowance, sew the two collar pieces together, leaving the inner curve open for turning.
Trim down the seam allowance and snip notches into the outer curve.
Turn right side out.
5 – Prep the back of the cape to line up
Gather to the neck line to the top cape.
Place the right side of the cape to the wrong (under) side of the top cape. Tack or baste down.
6 – Bring it all together.
Sew on using a .5 inc h seam allowance.
Flip collar up and fold collar stay around the seam created so it is now touching the long part of the cape. Then top stitch around the collar – .25 inches from the seam around the outside to help it stand up, and have the collar stay cover the bulky seam.
Sew on the clasp and you’re finished.