Monday, February 20, 2017

Twig and Tale Upcycle Tour

Today I'm participating in Twig and Tale's Upcycle Tour.


I love a good upcycle and often use adult size clothing found in thift stores or sheets for making clothes for Thomas. So, I was very excited to join in on this tour. Today, For today's Twig and Tale upcycle, I used the Little Red Riding Hood Cape. But instead of a cape, I created a swim cover.



Thomas and I are in love with this! I used 2 full size bath towel for my "fabric".



I placed the front edge of the front pattern piece along the existing hem of the towel. This allowed me to also use the towel detailing along the front of the cloak adding some interest to the front of the cover.


I also used the hem for the front of the hood. The bottom of the cloak was finished by simply serging the raw edge with matching thread. No hemming made this a really fast project!

Thomas is 6 years old and 52" tall, so for an oversized cover, sure to keep him cozy, I used the size 8-teen cloak. He is very happy with the generous sizing this gave him.



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15 comments:

  1. This is so cool, and I love the usage of the original hems. Those are the type of upcycle projects that I prefer over the one that actually add three hours of seam picking to my sewing time due to having to remove them from the original item ;)

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  2. super cute! My kids would love that cape, if even just for play. There's a lot of super hero action around my house ;o)

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  3. Great idea! The use of the towels is perfect.

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  4. I love this idea! I need to make these for pool season!

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  5. Such a clever upcycle! Very cool, thanks for inspiring me!

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  6. i am always struggling to find new sewing projects for my 7 year old son so glad i came upon this he would just love it!! thanks :)

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  7. This is fantastic! What a great idea. ... and I am in love with your photography- wow 😳

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  8. Very cool! Such a great idea. Great to take to the beach in the summer too

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  9. What a fantastic idea! I might have to make one for my daughter for after swimming lessons!

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  10. This is an excellent idea! Love that it can be used for a coverup/towel/pretend cape/etc... I need to make one for my grandson who just started swim lessons!

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  11. What a great idea, Am off to make one for my son!

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  12. What a great idea, Am off to make one for my son!

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  13. Inspiring use of the bath towels! I've thought of sheets, old clothing ect but never once did I consider towels!

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  14. What a great use for bath towels! :) Very cool robe!!

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