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.