Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Super!

Calvin's good friend Ellis is eight today! I made this superhero cape and cowl as his birthday present (happily modeled by Calvin). The cape is from Ottobre 4/2004. I used the largest size (122), lengthened it to 36", and trimmed an additional 1" from the neckline. I turned the hem under 1/2" and stitched it down with a twin needle. While stitching, I kept thinking that a coverstitch machine would be sooo cool to have -- I think I'll start saving my pennies. I finished the neckline with black FOE and a snap. The cowl is sorta copied from a ninja costume Calvin has. We decided to make the pieces separate, instead of connected like our Stupendous Man cape/cowl. Both Caleb and Calvin wanted to keep this. I'll have to make some more -- can't have too many superhero outfits in the dress up basket!

4 comments:

stacy said...

That is an awesome birthday present!

I just recently got a coverstitch machine and it is very much worth it. No more twin needles!

bfmomma said...

Oh, how cool! That's right... Ellis's birthday is the day before mine. If you see him, pass along b-day wishes from us! :)

Kelly said...

That is super fantastic. What a happy boy he'll be.

cmarie12 said...

This is just the cutest photo! Thanks for sharing it!