Monday, 27 October 2014

A Big Little Anna Cape Pattern Review

I was lucky enough recently to get to pattern test the "Anna Cape" for Lisa from Big Little.

zbl has not cottoned onto Frozen yet, but my sister is an Anna by name and nature, so it was lovely to try this out.  Also, as it is coming into summer here, having something to cover her shoulders will be great.

Lisa originally made her pattern up with a woolen outer and a lovely cotton lining, but gave us free reign to make it how we wished.  Since we are moving into a warmer time of the year, I decided to make a light weight one instead and chose the green based on the fabulous coloured pompom trim I found.

Sew details:
Pattern: The Anna Cape by Big Little - I made up a size 3T.
Fabric: The outer is a lovely cotton lawn, and the lining is a cotton broderie anglaise with strawberries on it :-). The fabric, pompom trim, ribbon on the collar and button for covering came from (surprise, surprise) Spotlight.
Other stuff: This is a super easy pattern to make up.  The instructions are so spot on too - the only suggestion I had was to mention when ironing to be careful of the pompom fringe (cos I may have melted the odd bit of mine - whoops!)  Lisa recommends a frog clasp for this cape, but since I couldn't find one to match my colour scheme I used a covered button. I used this tutorial to make my covered button, although I didn't have any tools, I just used the back of  a marker pen that had a hole in the bottom, and this seemed to work ok.

zbl really enjoyed wearing this especially with her new dress - I'll blog about this soon.

Overall a very enjoyable sew, and a great pattern and it has sizes from newborn all the way to 10 (my sister has requested one, so I might have to see what I can do to make it a bit bigger :-)).  If you would like to buy this pattern - and you should! Lisa is having a discount until the 31st October 2014 to celebrate the launch.  To get this 15% off, enter the code: ANNA15 at the checkout.



  1. It's gorgeous! Love the colours you've used too and supercute with the wee dress :)

  2. Gorgeous! Both the cape and your little girl! Thanks for your kind comment on my blog and for including me in your 'recent discovery' blog roll ;) Jenny

    1. Thank you too, and I'm a big fan of your blog :-)