Hi everyone, I'm Serena from Serena Garcia Photography and I got to tackle the Stitchwerx Designs Joyce Ann Bonnet Cap & the Traveler Cape to match my princess Anna dress (from Mandy K)! This duo is legit and makes the Anna dress complete. A few hours and you'll have the perfect finishing touch, everyone will be gushing over your princess Anna outfit...I promise, it's already happening here too! If you weren't using this pattern for Halloween, not sure why not, you could take off the bottom cape and just have a tiny capelet or vice versa. Careful when you show your little one, she'll want to put it on and never take it off!
- Bonnet: Sizes NB - 12 girls/adult, Cape Sizes 12/18mo - 8/10 youth
- Bonnet has 3 bill options
- Size chart with finished measurements
- Fabric requirements chart
- Pattern 'print pages', this way you only print what is necessary
- Inspiration Page
The fit is great, it sits perfectly on her shoulders and isn't too bulky so that it's driving her crazy! Trick or treating will be easy in this cape. I really like how the pattern calls for a iron in stabilizer for the cape collar; it really makes it stand out. I also changed up a my toggle/straps at the chin. I saw these little heart toggles at Joann's for less than $3 and they're precious; not to mention they are easy to put on too. The length is also a great length for my shorty, it's not dragging the ground, but it's not short either. I'd say the cape pattern is pretty true to size.
I made the size Large bonnet (2t/5t) and it fits okay, it's a little big, but since it has a chin strap on it, I think it'll work just fine. I did View C with the shallow bill with fur. The pattern says no need for stabilizer for the fur bill, but my next bonnet will have it so that it'll lay a little more flat instead of puckering. I used flannel for both pieces and used a medium weight stabilizer, I would like a little more form next time. My daughter looks like Princess Anna the only thing we need now is SNOW in Texas!
The cape and bonnet took me about 3-4 hours total for both pieces from cut to finishing of the toggles. I'd definitely recommend this pattern set, not only for the Frozen fans out there, but it would work for numerous other kid's costumes, or even just a Sunday Best outwear pattern. This cape could easily be used for Little Red Riding Hood, Tangled's evil witch, or even Superman! My least favorite part of these two items was doing the top stitching, but now that I look back on it, I believe those little details are my most favorite parts; it has such a finished look to it.
Happy Halloween all and hope you have as much fun making a little girl's heart happy!