I have always liked red capes. They are a classic timeless garment that have been worn by men and woman from ancient days and through out many times in history.
I don't think capes have every gone out of style. I wear capes all throughout autumn and winter...we need to bring this look back ladies!
My inbox has recently been flooded with e-mails inquiring about Red Riding Hood's Cape from the new movie that was released in March of this year. I like the way that the costume designer Cindy Evans created a new fantasy look. The costumes were fantasy, part historical and a little dash of dramatic. Anyway, on with the cape.
The original movie cape appears to be made out of a raw silk fabric and probably lined with something similar. Maybe the lining is linen? Or a type of linen/silk? None the less, I could not find anything that looked just like that raw silk that was in my budget. 10 yards of raw silk does not come cheap. So I settled on a high quality woven red wool that was from a wool company in hollywood actually. I liked the deep red color.
However, upon doing a bit more research I noticed that the lining in the movie cape is a bit darker. So I will need to go hunt some of that down. I'll find something....hopefully.
Now, on for the sketches. I am going to draft the pattern out, so I don't have any notes about that. I have to have some secrets right? ;)
This is more of my rough concepts really, but I just needed to get my research down on paper.
More updates coming soon. Thanks for reading!