I haven’t had a lot of time for sewing recently but did manage to whip up a couple of hooded cloaks for two little folk. They chose their fabric from my pile of shiny stuff all of which I have found at op shops or in bargain bins.
The hood is anchored at each side in the front, as you can see, and then at a couple of places across the back to keep it in position and give it that ‘cloak hood’ look. The edges are a serged rolled hem, just selvedges or a very lazy tuck up and sew job. All in all well good enough for Princes and Princesses dress-up day at preschool.
The orange sequin fabric in the first picture forms the hood for the second cloak which is otherwise the same as this one.
I think the silver fabric is a silk and a lovely one at that. I didn’t realise until after I had cut it up and now I have only scraps left. Perhaps I’ll burn test all my thrifty finds.