Hooded Cloak Pattern

Hooded Cloak PatternThe hooded cloak is a versatile garment for so many types of costumes.  If you would love your own hooded cloak but feel that the store bought ones are pretty limiting or you want more control in the length and look of your cloak, then you'll want to make your own.  Creating a pattern for the hooded cloak is actually pretty easy and it allows you to customize the length.  Since this pattern can end up quite large, you'll want to draft it on large sheets of paper.  You can use pattern paper like I did, which makes drafting easy, and if you have trouble finding it at your local fabric store, you can purchase it online HERE.  Even beginners can learn to draft their own hooded cloak pattern!  When you have your pattern made, make sure to check out the Hooded Cloak Assembly video

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6 thoughts on “Hooded Cloak Pattern

  1. ProfessorPincushion

    You’ll need to the get the full circumference neck area measurement of the child first and multiply that number by 1/3. this will give you your radius. On my foundation, to draw the top of the cape, I went down 7 1/2″. Instead, you’ll be going down the number from your calculation. so your first neckline curve will be closer to the top corner of our box and, therefore, smaller. Then you just start your cape length measurement from this point. Because your neckline measurement is smaller, you’ll need to adjust the bottom of the hood pattern to reflect the new measurement. good luck!

  2. ProfessorPincushion

    You’ll need to the get the full circumference neck area measurement of the child first and multiply that number by 1/3. this will give you your radius. On my foundation, to draw the top of the cape, I went down 7 1/2″. Instead, you’ll be going down the number from your calculation. so your first neckline curve will be closer to the top corner of our box and, therefore, smaller. Then you just start your cape length measurement from this point. Because your neckline measurement is smaller, you’ll need to adjust the bottom of the hood pattern to reflect the new measurement. good luck!

  3. angieg123

    Is there a measurement that you would use to fit a cape to someone who is under 12 yrs old. My little granddaughter would love one of these capes but she is a very little 9 yr old and this size would be way to large for her,. Is there a standard size for a child? if so, can you please let us know. Thanks!!

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