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How to make a cute lined baby dragon cape for your favourite child. This Dragon cape was made for my daughter's best friend, for her 4th birthday. It went over really well, particularly with the cold snap we had.
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Step 1: Materials

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For this dragon cape, you will need:

-At least one and a half yards outer material, such as fleece
-equal amount of lining material (optional but it will be warmer)
-measuring tape, parking pens, scissors, sewing accoutrement, iron
-Polymer clay
Sculpey air dry glaze
-paint tray, xacto knife, paint brush, cornstarch or talcum powder
-fine gauge craft wire, needlenose pliers

Step 2: Measure For the Cape

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Take a measurement of the child that you are crafting for. The length from neck to hand will be the measurement we need. In this case it was about 18 inches.

Next, trace a circle on your material using the measuring tape or a string for the radius, by anchoring one end of the tape in the middle and marking all around, then cutting out the circle. Do the same for the lining material if you are using it.

Fold the circle in half and cut it so that you have two halves of a circle.

For the hood, find a hood that fits your child and lay it over the fabric, trace around the shape and cut out two pieces.

Measure the bottom edge of the hood piece, divide this measurement by two.

Fold the two halves of the circle in half, and cut the corner off, using the hood measurement as the guide, as shown in the picture. The hole should be a diamond and each side should be 1/2 as long as the bottom edge of the hood piece.

Use the pieces as a template to cut out lining materials to match each piece.
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hugpete5 years ago
I made one of these over the past two days. But not for a kid, for myself, and just in time to go out with my nieces for Halloween.  Thanks so much for the info!!  The instructions were very good. The only bit of data I wish I had had was the dimensions of the eyelid piece; mine came out a little big.  It still looks cool though. :)  Thanks again.
This is a wonderful Tutorial!!  Thank You!!

canida5 years ago
This is beautiful! I especially love the way you made the eyes, even an eyelid. Fantastic job - I want one!!!
StrangeGroundsCoffee (author)  canida5 years ago
Thank you. It means a lot to me that people like the 'ible and its clear enough- I am very, very bad at explaining things so really it took longer to write the instructible than it did to do the sewing. .
wocket5 years ago
fantastic instructable! thankyou!
line1915 years ago
I love that she is the princess and the dragon at the same time :-D
Aww, that is adorable! I would have loved this when I was a kid. Thanks for the fun idea, I'll be linking to this.
Thank you, and everyone! I am definitely going to try and do a video 'ible next time I have something interesting to show and tell.
morganaross5 years ago
That rocks! I'm so making one for my kids' dress up chest!
bruno130695 years ago
That is adorable! Very well detailed I-ble!