Entries in cape (2)
Vanessa Mooncie has authored a beautiful book where all of the projects are worth sewing. The projects are diverse and it’s suitable for boys and girls. From shoes and butterfly wings to doll making, it offers a range of projects that are all worthwhile. The photography and styling are so well done that you could just have it as a coffee table book if you don’t quite have the time to sew. Enjoy some photos below. I had a hard time not including every single page. See you soon!
For a little while now, we’ve had some shiny silver and shiny white fabric. It was originally designed to be jacket lining I believe. I see it more as the perfect cape fabric. A while back I made this for my son. It was great fun to make, thinking through the design and whipping it up. I simply cut out the shape, hemmed it and attached snap tape at the neck, elastic bands at the wrists and a “super T” emblem on the back. Voila!
I apologize for the low quality pic—my son is not a fan of having his picture taken, so I had to work with whatever I could get while he was spinning around…
Originally, I put just one elastic wrist band, thinking he’d want his other arm free to swing sabres or something like that. At his request, a second band was added later. It makes it more like bat wings now.
Making his emblem was my favorite part of the project. I found some scrap fabric for the star and used our extra wide twill tape for the T for a little different texture, but fabric would be great for it too.
There’s more of the shiny fabric left and it’s even marked down. Time for some cape creating!