Play cape, or Elsa cape

My girls, like every other girl, love Frozen. My 2 yr old has been running around with a blanket over her shoulders singing “Let it Go.” Which is all well and good until she drags it through the dog water dish, or until one of the dogs wants to sit on the blanket.  Enter the Elsa cape!  No offense to Anna, but both girls want to be Elsa.

wp-1456108866524.jpgIt is just 1 yard of 60 in fabric with a narrow hem all around to prevent fraying, a gather at the top, and a tie sewn over the gather as a closure.

wp-1456108840841.jpgSee blue for Elsa #2 ( personally, I like Anna better, she does all the work). Fold and press hem.  I did top and bottom, then the sides, didn’t bother mitering corners.wp-1456108857641.jpg

Once all four sides are hemmed, sew a gather near the top. Along one of the narrow sides.wp-1456108849507.jpg

Now, for the final step, just sew some  ribbon over the gather, leaving enough on each side to use to tie the cape on. wp-1456108877148.jpg

And done! Here are my Queen Elsas.  wp-1456108885292.jpg

This could easily be adapted to be any other cape, super man, bat man, whatever.  You can make an adult size by getting more fabric.  Even this is about calf length on me.

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