Little Red Riding Hood

With its basket for goodies, this little costume will win oodles of smiles.

What You Need:

  • Measuring tape; scissors
  • Red plaid round tablecloth
  • Fusible hem tape; elastic
  • 3 yards pregathered lace
  • Red fabric or flat sheet
  • Ruffled red trim; red ribbon
  • Red sport-weight yarn
  • 1/4 yard pregathered lace
  • White blouse
  • Basket


  1. For skirt, measure waist. Make a circle pattern the same circumference as the waist measurement. Cut out circle from center of tablecloth. Trim tablecloth if necessary to shorten.
  2. Use fusible hem tape to press under 1 inch of raw edge at waist, clipping as necessary. Make small slits in waistline hem about 1 1/2 inches apart. Thread elastic through slits; adjust to fit waist. Sew lace around bottom hem.
  3. For cape, measure from back of neck downward to determine length. Fold fabric in half so center back of cape is on fold. Draw a curve to make a quarter circle. Cut out a rounded neckline. Use diagram to draw hood portion of cape. Cut out. (Downloading diagram requires Adobe Acrobat.)
  4. Stitch lace at edge of hood. With yarn, make a gathering stitch at bottom of hood where indicated on diagram; secure at sides. Work gathering stitch along hood edge. Add ribbon ties.

Hooded Cape Diagram

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