For quite some time now, Clayton has been fascinated with Capes. About a year ago, he started wearing an old dish towel with a chip-clip around the house, saying that he was a Super Hero. Gradually it advanced to the "cape" having a "spot" in his room and eventually on to wearing the dish towel/chip-clip out and about. It's been to the Post Office, the Library and the grocery store. He loves to Zoom around in it and it got me thinking, a real cape would be so much more fun! So... I started out on Google and eventually came across The Long Thread, a blog by a woman who is way more crafty than I could even aspire to be.
My search through her site brought me to the ultimate Superhero Cape for inexperienced sewers! Perfect! I was off to the fabric store to get my supplies the next day! The next step was to pick up the phone and call my mom to ask her to teach me how to use her sewing machine! In no time, she and my dad came to visit (a short 2 hour drive!) and she brought her machine with her. She had the Genius idea to use a piece of newspaper to fabricate a pattern based on the measurements in the instructions... I would have Never thought of this!
And finally... the day came! Clayton did not take his off all day and I had to pry it from his shoulders at bed time! Cole preferred the towel & clip get-up, but is coming around to the cape, especially since he's noticed that it will "flow" when he runs!
So, why stop there??? I decided to make three more!
More Ironing... Pinning... Snipping... Pinning... Ironing...
Much Less thread ripping this time around... Thank goodness!
And a chance to fashion some Girl capes! Yea!
Batman with yellow backing for Justin...
And Princesses with pink backing for Madison.