Hey Everyone! Today I am going to show y’all how I changed a woman’s large, polyester skirt into a super hero cape. My sister came to me the night before Super Hero Day at her school and told me she needed a cape. I decided that the easiest way to get the project completed quickly was to alter a thrifted skirt from my stash.

Super Before

The first step was to cut the skirt down one of the seams and measure the width of the cape, I decided to cut the skirt in half and use one side for the cape.

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I pinned and hemmed both sides. The bottom was already hemmed, so I left it alone. I cut black ribbon into 12-inch pieces and burned the ends to prevent fraying.

Super pins

Then, I sewed the ribbon to the top of the cape.

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The cape was done and ready for Super Hero Day!

Superohero After