Have I mentioned lately how in love I am with the age of Diapers-n-Heels girl? She’s right at the age when she’s starting to talk A LOT and her imagination is taking off. She loves to play. Well what kid doesn’t love to play? Right?
But now that I’m home, I’m able to see it first hand.
Have I mentioned how much fun I’m having on maternity leave?
One of the best benefits of me being home is having the chance to play with her, and can I just tell you… I AM IN LOVE with that little girl. Ok, no new news here, but I am just tickled that she loves to play and is really starting to play pretend. We’re drinking tea and she puts her dolls to bed and takes them to the store and all kinds of fun things. As part of encouraging more play, I starting thinking about kids and playing and what I could get for Syd that would encourage her more. Then I thought what kid doesn’t love to pretend they are a super hero? I sure did! So as part of her Christmas present, I decided I would make her a cape!
So this past weekend I was crafternooning with a friend and one of things we did was to make Syd her very own cape!
We found this great tutorial and pattern on Georgia Leigh and here is how we did it.
First I went and picked out some super cute fabric for my yellow loving girl!
Second, followed the directions from Georgia’s Tutorial and hand-drew the pattern. I unfortunately didn’t have chalk, so the pattern was drawn in pencil which is really hard to see in the picture. The material is folded in half so that both sides are the same.
Then we cut. As a side note and something to chuckle at, is that my dear friend Steph who helped me with this project, happens to be left handed. So I would like record to be noted, I did this entire project using left handed scissors. I never realized how difficult it must be for all those lefties that had to use right handed scissors in school all those years. I digress…
Pin the first piece of fabric to the second, and cut that one out. Oh, it should also be noted… I’m the furthest thing from a seamstress, sewer or anyone that has any clue how to really sew, so there is a very good chance that I did this totally bass ackward. If you know the “proper” way to sew, please don’t laugh at this for too long =)
Once both sides of the cape were cut, it was time to cut out the “S”. As with most crafternoon projects, we flew by the seat of our pants and decided that it would look cute mounted on two different size circles. So we traced a plate on the polka dotted fabric as the big circle, then a smaller plate for the pink circle, and the “S” in the yellow.
Once they are all cut out… (Left handed… uggg :-)) We pinned them all together and started to sew.
I first sewed the “S” onto the pink and then the pink onto the polka dots. Once the “S” was all sewn, then it was time to sew the cape.
I turned the fabric inside out and sewed all but one corner. I then turned the fabric inside out and sewed up the remaining corner. Voila, Sydney’s Superhero Cape was complete.
Here is a picture of the final product.
I will definitely post pics once she’s running around saving the day in it, but wanted to share in the case you have a superhero in your life that may want their own cape for Christmas or Hanukkah