Thursday, October 08, 2009

Sewing for SuperRomily

When asked what costume she wanted to wear to the 'When I Grow Up' themed final dance class for last term, Romily answered: 'Superhero'. LOL

Then she asked me to make her a rainbow cape. Sadly, I had neither the fabric nor the time to create this! So, I went for something a lot simpler. She was very happy nonetheless, and teamed the cape with her favourite mask from the $2 shop.

The cape was easy peasy. I measured the width of her shoulders and the length of her body from shoulder to knees, found a couple of suitable pieces from my stash and cut them to size, sewed them together around three sides wrong side facing, snipped the corners and turned them right sides out. Then I cut a strip of contrasting fabric about 1 metre long. I ironed it in half lengthwise (wrong sides together) and then each half in on itself again to make single fold skinny binding. I then centred the binding on the open side of the cape rectangle and pinned. I then edgestitched from one end of the binding to the other, making sure I caught the open side of the cape inside the binding, et voila.
For the finishing touch I drew a capital 'R' for Romily, traced it and then traced it in reverse onto a small piece of steam-a-seam. I ironed it on to a piece of the same contrast fabric, cut out the R and ironed it onto the cape. I then zigzag stitched around the inside and outside of the letter. (Click image for a close-up!)

One superhero's cape and one happy daughter.


anne bebbington said...

They are just so easily pleased at that age - those were the days - although I have it on good authority that such costume making skills come back into demand when they go to uni for theme nights

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Great cape - who doesn't want to be a super here?

Karen said...

I love that she wants to be a superhero when she grows up!
Is she out to rid the world of green vegetables for all kids aged 2-8!!

nicolette said...

Romily looks very cute!

You’re such a clever mum! You must be her superhero!