The dress I’m going to share today isn’t really a new design – it’s more of a remix!
I like to make these occasionally to show how versatile my designs actually are.
My old design was a red steampunk costume, but with this one, I switched petticoats, and added a cloak to turn it into a “Little Red Riding Hood” costume.
In your opinion, what makes the best cloak? I think for me, #1 priority is a nice roomy hood:
I also prefer a cloak that is the correct size to sit perfectly flat on the shoulders, and then fall all around in a circular fashion. As it turns out, that’s about 3/4 of a circle of fabric.
This is actually a capelet – or a short cloak. I made it that way so it wouldn’t cover the poofs in the back of the skirt.
And it ties with a simple ribbon bow in the front.
You know how hoods often slide off your head? I have a little trick I use to fix that problem when I make a hood. There’s a strip of velvet on the inside of the hood. The velvet both adds a bit of weight to the front of the hood, and helps it to grip your hair.
This is a limited edition costume. The corset has been discontinued by my supplier. I have a few still available, and I plan to keep making skirts and cloaks to match them until I run out.
You can purchase your own look in my etsy shop.