Friday, August 28, 2009

Superhero Capes

These capes are fabulous. The shimmery, drapey material is fabulous and that makes the capes fabulous. I cut on the bias and used double sided fusible fabric for the lettering using a contrasting color in the same fabric. the top and sides are serged together and then turned and topstitched. The bottom edges were left free and simply serged for what I like to call FLOW FACTOR. Everything is more fun when it flows! To finish it off it has a surprisingly un-scratchy (because where flow is fun scratchy is NOT!) gold rope tie which passes through the entire cape and is sewn into place.

The inspiration was a birthday party for a 3 year old boy who we haven't seen for a while so I can only imagine what he may be into right now. I decided to go with what my 3 year old dude likes and hope for the best. I started to make the one cape and it looked so great I decided to make one for my little guy (ahem correction.. big kid) too, because I am fairly positive when he sees it and helps me wrap it he will request one just like it! That will be a fun surprise for him!!

I see some seriously fun times ahead!

Sunday, August 9, 2009