Monday, February 15, 2010

Caped crusaders

I'm on a quest to add to the dress-up box as I have 2 enthusiastic and committed dresser-upperers.


To get started the smalls picked out this pattern (Kwik sew 3723)


Max wanted the batman cape (of course it is the most fiddly to sew of them all), while Addie selected the red-riding-hood cape (not that she has ever heard the story). We managed to find the perfect fabrics after a quick rifle around in the sewing room, some thrifted red velvet & blue satin. Adelaide's was the easier cape (and her requests we "get started" were the loudest and most persistant). With some very helpful advice ("don't snip your fingers off") we got going.


I lined it with an old well-worn cotton sheet that despite washing retains a bit of a moth-ball smell so any wolves that cross her path will think they are dealing with red riding hoods Granny.
It has been a roaring success & if you thought you spied a little red-riding-hood in the hardware shop recently, you were probably right.

9 comments:

Susan L (lily40au) said...

the cape is absolutely gorgeous ... and the mothball smell definitely ought to keep the wolves from the door!

Simon & Britt said...

Matilda was very impressed and I'm sure will be asking to "borrow" it next time we visit!

Gina said...

Oh... wow... your kids ARE freaks!!! Love it. Totally, utterly love it.

beccasauras said...

This post CRACKED ME UP! She is adorable, what an outfit in the first pic! And what a cmpliment that she won't take it off!

Bek said...

I love the rich red velvet you used for the cape. How cool that have that in the stash! Your little one looks so sweet in it. As she also does in her own compilation!

Christina said...

Too cute! Both of the dress up pics are adorable. I would wear that bobbin necklace and then red cape myself!! :)

Juddie said...

Totally adorable!

pen said...

i love this cape! i think i had a similar one when i lived in london - and i was 23 years old then!

hanna said...

he he, that frst photo is hilarious!
And the cape is gorgeous!

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