A boy and his cape

September 11, 2009 | Comment4 comments - join the party! |

One of the fabric stores I use was having a %50 off notions, so I rounded up the tykes and headed off to pick up some goods.

My oldest just started Pre-K , and my youngest just took his first few steps, so you can imagine being in fabric store with two little lovlies.

I keep my littlest in a carrier on my front, so my hands are free to pick up bolts, and buttons. My older one has learned to be really good. We go to the buttons straight away, and he picks out a pair, this time, he asked for fabric, the fabric you see below.

I asked him what would he like me to make from it, and he said a cape. I agreed, because he is always such a good boy at the fabric store. We then headed over the the patterns, this would be a first, me picking up a pattern here. We went through the costumes and he picked out one he liked. I didn’t read the pattern before we left ( partly because I thought I could just free style one but was buying one to appease him), and I eyed him and thought, one yard would do.

I got home cut it out and realized, I needed over 2 yards!!! Are you kidding me? For a kids cape? I can make a dress out of that. ha ha So, I ended up winging it.

It didn’t matter because he LOVED it, and I LOVE him, so that’s all that matters.


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any ideas on how i can make a pink jelly bean costume??? that's what Cylie wants to be for Halloween…LOL!!!!! and she is determined that I MAKE it…I offered to search and find one but….you know how it goes when your niece smiles, draws you a picture of what she wants….LOL!

by Leslie on September 14, 2009 at 12:01 am. Reply #

I think I can tell one superhero name for him, Mr. Midnight!.. No? mmm how about NightSky? What is his super power? apart from being nice in fabric store that is. 🙂

by babalisme on September 14, 2009 at 3:16 am. Reply #

Aww, yes, but handmade is so much nicer.

His super power is to transform into a T-Rex . ha ha

by ricebabies on September 14, 2009 at 7:46 am. Reply #

How easy was it to make the cape? I've never been a sewer but I'm thinking of making a bunch of boy capes and donating them to the children's cancer department at the Primary Childrens hospital in Utah.

Also, can you tell me how much it cost you?

Thank you so much!
Ashley Harward

You can email me at ashleyharward@gmail.com

by Ashley Harward on September 14, 2009 at 5:27 pm. Reply #