Wednesday, January 13, 2010

a "Super" Birthday present

For my boy's friend's birthdays I love to be able to give something personal and handmade if I have my act together. The boys get excited about it and help a lot with design ideas. This last weekend we had 2 birthday parties to attend. Our first friend needed a super hero outfit...

Super cuffs and a Super cape.

The cape is actually cut from the bottom piece of the Emmeline apron pattern, it has just the right shoulder size, cape angle and nicely curved bottom. I roll-hemmed around the sides, using a lightweight cotton and lightweight iron-on webbing to add the appliqué pieces then stitched around each shape. I added a wide grosgrain ribbon to the top for a tie-on.
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Maureen Hume said...

That really is a super gift. I bet he absolutely loved it. I know the kids in my life would be awe struck.

The Trainas said...

kristin you are amazing. wow. I'm sooo glad that you got to go home for Christmas. Your pics are beautiful!! miss you

Traci said...

Adorable, especially the model. He has a head start on a promising career. Tell the family hi for us. We miss you.