Wednesday, January 19, 2011

A Jedi Cape

A velvet Jedi cape. Rich, soft, chocolate colored velvet. I fell in love with this fabric. On a hope and with prayer I was able to figure this thing out. My Grandma helped immensely by telling me from the start that I needed to sew this with a ballpoint needle. It made all the difference. Oh, and I should let you know. I didn't use a pattern. I measured one of his tee shirts and made it up as I went along. The sleeve was too big at first and turned out gathered like a girls shirt, so I unpicked that, which was work and sewed the sleeve up so the hole would be smaller. Anyway, I am so happy with it. I wish he wore it more. I think I sewed this at the end of his Star Wars phase. Maybe if I get a hold of the movies he'll wear it more. I somehow imagined him loving it so much that he would wear it every time he was curled up with a book. The dreams of a mother... oh well.

1 comment:

Kristen said...

My kids would be totally jealous if they saw this one! Great job!