DIY American Hero Cape
DIY Superhero Cape I love Vintage! I love the vintage look especially with an edgy twist to it, which makes it so much fun! I wanted to share my version of Vintage Rock with you, it was so simple to make and I love it!

Vintage Rock / Series One

I used the Simplicity 1609 Patron De Couture, which for this dress, only had two main pattern pieces. It was Sooo simple to make.

I had to make minor adjustments to the sizing, the pattern size I selected was a half size too big. It was nothing that couldn’t be altered. Maybe I should have visited the “Sizing Help” at! Lol Since I’m on the Shorter side…Ha, I had to take up the hem a bit too. I’m 5’3, if you are about 5’3 as well & you wanted to give this pattern a try & if you choose to leave the hem strictly to the pattern, the hem line falls level just above the knees.

My husband had a Live Acoustic Performance in Downtown San Antonio, Texas and I wanted something special to wear to fit the scene. The dress was very comfortable and was the perfect dress for the occasion!

Just being sassy here. Wink:) The one flaw in this pattern, is the seam right in the front of the dress, from the neck line to the hem. Luckily, it wasn’t so noticeable on this dress, because  the fabric I chose was a bit busy. It did take me a little longer in this area to line things up, not to make it too obvious.

To pull the look together, I purchased fabric online at, I added Red Tights to add color POP, by: HUE, a black leather jacket, by: Jou Jou, my favorite black leather boots, by: Guess By Marciano & a black headband from my local department store. 

This is the pattern I used


Pattern: Simplicity 1609

Jacket: Jou Jou

Boots: Guess By Marciano

Tights: HUE in red

Fabric: In Crowd Faces

Photography: Bryan Scott


I hope you enjoyed todays Show & Tell project, if you’ve used this pattern for your creative sewing project, I would love for you to share your results or stories.


Always, From my DIY ♥, Chelle’






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