A cape for Poison Ivy

by ooobop on November 15, 2012 · 3 comments

in 1960s,Accessories,Capes,Dating Patterns,Pattern Drafting,Vintage Sewing

poison Ivy outfitI made a capelet for my daughter’s halloween costume… better late than never, hey?!

Poison Ivy was a fictional character, enemy of Batman, created by DC Comics. She made her debut appearance in 1966.

It was a very quick and easy project, self-drafted using the formula for a circle skirt with the addition of a ruffle on a collar stand.

poison ivy back

I used a weighty green polyester satin for the self and a polyester satin lining in red for the inside.

The only difficulty I had was sewing two very shiny fabrics together…nightmare!

I forgot to enclose the ribbon ties in the collar stand so I used a couple of glitzy buttons to hide the ends of the ribbon which were sewn to the right side!

poison ivy capelet

She was very happy with the result and she looked amazing with the whole ensemble! I just feel very old!!

poison ivy costume

I have included a ‘how-to‘ on my blog, just in case you fancy making one! ;-)

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Deb November 15, 2012 at 6:33 pm

Love this! She looks great! I should make one for myself, though I already have one in leopard print fleece… lol.


EmSewCrazy November 16, 2012 at 2:21 pm

Great job! She looks good!


sexypoisonivy September 30, 2013 at 2:25 pm

Hey, I never thought that a cape would go well with a sexy poison ivy costume. But I must say you did a pretty good job here.


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