Luckily, I have been able to fit in a little fun sewing in between all the pattern making and designing. S turned ten last week and I wanted to make her something fun, cute and very spring worthy. Thumbing through several of the sewing/craft books sitting on my shelves, I came across the Red Riding Hood capelet in the Oliver + S book Little Things to Sew.
I knew it was going to be a little bit of a risk and spent about an hour debating if I should make it or not. I mean your either a capelet kind of gal or not at all. Anyways, I threw caution to the wind and headed to the fabric shop. I picked out a very pink twill for the outside and a super fun white printed twill (what can I say I was a sucker for the foxes, flowers, and spring colors).
Overall, it was a very simple pattern to put together, the only real change I made was to edge stitch along every seam and around the outside. All the extra edge stitching just makes it look even more professional plus as an added bonus it really adds a little extra reinforcement to the seams. I adore how it turned out (I am a complete sucker for the capelet) and S really liked it, I think she is waiting for the perfect moment to wear it.
Details: Pattern // Red Riding Hood capelet Olvier + S Little Things to Sew
Size // L
Fabric // Pink Twill; White printed twill both were from my local Jo-Anns and neither are on the website