When my daughter and I decided that she was going to be a snow princess for Halloween, I knew that I wanted her to have a hooded cloak. I knew I could make one but didn’t really know how I was going to do it. Turns out it was easier than I thought!
I found the fabric at a thrift store- it was a round white silky tablecloth with lace edging. Being a refashion loving girl, I saw the potential that it had to become a darling cloak.
The first thing I did was put it up to my daughter to see where I wanted to cut it. Then I folded it in half lengthwise (hot dog style) and cut it off where I had marked.
I wanted the hood to be oversized so that it looked less like a red riding hood cape and more like a princess walking through the forest cape. I took the small piece for the hood, keeping it folded in half still, and trimmed off the pointy end while giving it some curve as well. Then I sewed it together like the picture above. Keep in mind that it is still really big even after having been sewn. It is starting to look like a hood isn’t it?!
Next I gathered the straight edge.
I put the cloak part on my daughter and marked where I wanted the hood to be and then I pinned and sewed it on.
To cover the seams inside, I took a strip of the DIY Snow Princess Costume skirt fabric and sewed it on kind of like it was bias tape.
I used hot glue to attach the white feather boa to the inside of the hood.
At this point you can get all fancy and add a closure like a hook and eye, snap, velcro whatever. Or you can do as I did and use a safety pin covered up by a big sparkly snowflake.
The really neat thing about making the oversized hood so large is that my daughter can wear it around her shoulders or on her head. I like it on her head but she loves the crown so likes to have it around her shoulders more.
Check out the whole Snow Princess Halloween Costume here!