Saturday, December 12, 2009

The Cape

So I was sitting in the living room, listening to Red Rocks talking with a friend. He ran out and grabbed something from his room. A story he's been writing. My child is writing a story. And it's pretty good. But he didn't tell me about it. *sigh*

So last week I decided to make my daughter, Maybelline, a cape. She wears a black satin and velvet sleeveless gown for her vocal performances. Her jacket has gotten ratty and she looks silly in the brown parka. So I thought I'd make something she could wear and look elegant. What do you think?

No, that's not Maybelline. That's my buddy, Savvy. She was a trooper and came over so I could pin the hem while a live person was wearing it. Thank you, Savvy! This is Maybelline:

It's her Christmas gift, and yes, it's early. She has a vocal performance Monday night. I'll post pictures after, if I have time. Y'all know - this couple of weeks leading up to Christmas are crazy. But some of you had asked about the cape, so here are some of the photos of the project in process:

The pattern

Snooty gave me this mug. :)

I love this lining!

Nearly done - waiting on a hem.

Until I write again ...



Janita R. Hall-Swadley said...

I love it!! Best wishes to Maybelline for a wonderful performance on Monday, too!!

Mental P Mama said...

WOW! I love it!

judi/Gmj said...

shazam! dang you are goooooooood.
I love that lining, it looks so elegant just what a diva would wear! and black suede how hard is that to sew?
lets see, basket weaving, wood burning and now cape making... all in less than 30 days... Are you in your manic phase? :D Whatev, you are doing great.

Marguerite said...

Pretty!! :D

Leenie said...

I can't decide which model I like better. The cape seems to adapt well to the different wearers, both beauties in their own way. So cool that you can sew for your kids.

I remember my mom putting in the hem to my dance dress while my date waited in the living room. And how we were almost late to one of my Christmas programs because Mom had to finish my costume after the milking. And then we got stuck in the snow on the way to the school. Best wishes for a great performance!

Country Girl said...

The lining really is awesome on this cape. Gorgeous.

Warty Mammal said...

It looks great! She'll be able to skulk around AND look elegant, which is pretty much any teenager's dream.

Ellyn said...

You are so talented. What a beautiful cape. I hope her preformance went well.