Wednesday, January 17, 2007
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!