Wild Things Cape Size Chart + Materials List

 Wild Things Cape Size Chart

Size - Finished Length

Capelet

 

Classic

 

Cloak

 

Back of neck to hem

cm

in

cm

in

cm

in

3-6m

13

5

24

9.5

-

-

6-9m

14.5

5.7

27

10.6

-

-

9-12m

15

6

29

11.4

-

-

1-3 years

17

6.7

31

12.2

48

19

3-5 years 

21.5

8.5

38

14.9

53.5

21

5-7 years

25

9.8

44

17.3

59

23.2

8-teen

28

11

49

19.3

69

27

 

The baby sizes are intended for photography purposes and must be used with close adult supervision. They are more suitable for a baby who is capable of sitting.  The baby sizes have a very generous hood, as it is intended that a beanie or other close-fitting head covering will be worn underneath if cold.  Tails are not for baby sizes. 

Suggested fabrics

Exterior:  I like to use wool blends, but most woven fabrics with a reasonable drape will work well, including fleece and WindPro fleece, velvet, soft denim, or corduroy.  Lightweight cottons or linens are suitable for a spring or summer cape.  It can also be made in waterproof fabric (PUL, laminated cotton, coated nylon, etc.) as a rain cape. 

Lining: I like to use cotton, linen or other breathable fabric, but you can use regular lining fabric if you wish.

Fabric requirements

You will need the amounts listed in the chart below (44” or 115cm wide fabric)  for both lining fabric and exterior fabric for the Capelet and Classic lengths.  You may need more if matching plaids/checks or if you have a directional fabric. If adding a tail, factor in another 1/4 yard or metre.  It is intended that your choice of ears can be cut from the scraps - however, if making a bunny, doggie or giraffe, you may need to factor in a tiny bit more fabric.

Cape Size

Capelet

 

Classic

 

 

cm

yards

cm

yards

3-6m

50

5/8

65

3/4

6-9m

50

5/8

70

7/8

9-12m

65

3/4

80

7/8

1-3 years

65

3/4

80

7/8

3-5 years 

70

3/4

95

1

5-7 years

70

3/4

110

1 1/4

8-teen

70

3/4

130

1 1/2

 

To make the Cloak length in the larger sizes you will need a minimum fabric width of 54” or 135cm.  If you wish to lengthen the cloak length further, you will require even wider fabric!  

Cape Size 

Cloak

 

 

cm

yards

1-3 years

100

1 1/8

3-5 years 

115

1 1/4

5-7 years

125

1 3/8

8-teen

155

1 3/4

Other supplies & notions

  • Spool of coordinating thread
  • 1 or 2 Large buttons or toggles to fasten (Alternatively you could use snaps or domes)
  • Cord elastic for fastening loops - optional
  • Scraps of iron-on interfacing and stuffing for ears
  • Scraps of felt, suede or leather for claws and “paw pads” of certain animals
  • Scraps of felt or fur for tail detailing for certain animals
  • Ball of yarn for the mane of Lion, Zebra, Horse, Donkey and Unicorn (You could also use felt strips, fleece, ricrac, ribbon or something similar)
  • Pipe cleaners for Giraffe ossicones, Ladybird antennae or antlers
  • Applique paper - optional
  • Stuffing for the tail - optional
  • Metallic thread for Unicorn detailing - optional