Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Little Girl's Princess Superhero Cape...

I have a two-year-old granddaughter who is all ribbons and lace. Visiting a shoe store makes her heart go pitter-patter. She mothers her baby dolls like a pro, and her favorite candy is pink M&M's. She's all girl.

Occasionally, however, she allows her two older brothers to influence her...

When I saw this photo, I {laughed out loud and then} decided to make this adorable girl a proper little girl hero cape that would fit her personality better! It's important, however, for you to understand that just because her new cape is pink and girly, doesn't mean she isn't a powerful hero. Trust me...this little girl is a dynamic force in this world.

I wish I could put this on her to show you how cute she would look, but she lives eight hours away. {sigh}  Still, I hope you can get the picture. I decided to go with a princess theme. Who wouldn't love to be a princess and an action hero with a fabulously decked-out cape?

The crown is made from a new-to-me product that I love! It's called "Silver Glittered Fabric Rectangle". {They need a new marketing director at Hobby Lobby if that's the best name they could come up with for this amazing product!}. It's found on the same aisle as the felt squares at Hobby Lobby. It's a canvas backed glittery fabric. The edges don't unravel when you cut it out, and it is sewable! Sooo cute. My mind is going a mile a minute thinking of all the applications where I could use this glittery fabric!

I added a cute little flower at the neck to hide the stitches where I sewed on some velcro...

...and ric-rac in the seam add a little whimsy.

The crown was also bejeweled with flat backed craft jewels.

In a day or two I'll post a tutorial on how to make this Princess Superhero Cape. You'll be able to email me to receive the pattern for the crown and emblem, and I'll give you measurements for the cape, so you can whip up your own pattern.

This little girl cape has "Valentine's Day Gift" written all over it!

Go here for the tutorial and pattern.

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