DIY Upcycled Dog Cape




Instructions:
You will need TWO shirt collars.  That's right!  One for the Outside and one for the lining.  If cape is left blank (with no lightning), it could be reversible!!!  Also, I found the bigger the shirt was (as in, adult size shirts, not kids), the better the cape looked.  You get the pleating and also a bigger collar with the adult-sized shirt collars.








But Sebastian wanted a tie.  You know, like real superhero capes have.  Just make sure to remove the buttons if you decide to go with the tie. 



Did I mention we made this cape in black too?  We rounded the corners on this one.


And we used a striped black and purple collar shirt we found at the thrift store (Which you can kind of see in this last photo) as the interior.


The only thing missing from this cape is an attachment to a harness or something.  It wants to fall to the side when Sebastian flies through the air (#dogproblems).  You could easily add a buttonhole on top through both layers for leash access to the harness too.  I would imagine the cape would stay on better with that method too.  

XOXOXOXOXO,
Erika and Sebastian

15 comments:

Snowy Day said...

HAHA the boo photo is great. What a fun post for DIY'ers. You clearly worked hard on it, I may attempt it. If one Sunday I feel I have the amazing skills you do! Can't wait to check out the rest of your blog. Happy WW!

Piranha Banana said...

Very clever - love it, love it!

WOOF!

Dierks Oliver said...

Very convincing vampire. We ruff it!!!

Dierks & Ollie

Athena said...

Love your Dracula look!

Carla said...

You come up with the most amazing projects! Darcy and Sophie both want one. And the horses think they should get one too!
How are Sebastian and Winston getting along?

Sew DoggyStyle said...

Carla - Sebastian has mixed feelings about Winston. BOL!!! But overall, they get along and play occasionally.

xoxoxoxo,
Erika and Sebastian

Kari said...

Love it. What a great idea!

Ruckus Eskie said...

That's such a cool cape. You are set for halloween!

Two French Bulldogs said...

I'm a superhero and have a Tiny Super Hero cape too
Benny & Lily

challenge coins said...

Darcy and Sophie both want one. And the horses think they should get one too!

Maggie Cooper said...

Too cute! What a great idea
Maggie

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