When Lisa from Big Little asked for testers for an adorable caplet I just had to put my hand up and say yes. Actually it went more like .. “yes .. yes, me …. pick me, pick me” with much virtual handwaving, like an over enthusiastic primary schooler.


Since I didn’t have all the required extras (pompom trim and a front toggle) I went a little freestyle with it. The fabrics are both op-shop finds. The green was handprinted by someone, possibly as a textiles project I think. The lining is the same fabric as the dress she’s got on.


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It was a great little cape to sew up, fast and easy and came together beautifully. As always Lisa included step by step instructions and plenty of pictures to help guide you along. It took an evening to make, so it’s a perfect pattern for your stash for costumes and quick makes.

I have plans to make a modified summery version as well with a button under each arm to help it stay in place during very active play or windy days and use a nice light linen as something easy to thrown on to keep the sun off.

It’s a great pattern, check out Lisa’s Etsy shop Big Little and grab it. Just think how adorable it would look in red wool for christmas!

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3 Replies

  1. Too cute – love the mask too 🙂 can’t wait to see your other versions… Always fun to see you put your stamp on the patterns. Ooh yes, red wool for Christmas would be fun xx

  2. What a lovely cape! And works so well with that mask! Is that ‘Anna ‘ as in Frozen? Is your household Frozen obsessed too? Maria just loves singing ‘Let it Go’ at the moment. And I’m desperately wanting a bit of time to try and come up with a Frozen inspired nightie or dressing up dress, perhaps I need a cape to go with it.

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