There goes my superhero..
My boy is into superheroes, just like any other boy his age. I often found him wearing a blanket or my shawl as a cape around his neck while acting to be a superhero. So, I thought he deserved a cape, especially, after he patiently witnessed me making many dresses for his soon to arrive baby sister, last month.
I decided to make a reversible cape, with Batman on one side and Superman on the other.
On looking at various fabric options for the cape: Fleece, Felt and Satin, I found satin best, considering the flow of the material. I followed two tutorials for the cape: the one on Georgia Leigh for the design of appliques and the reversible pattern, and another on come on, ilene one for the shape.
Here is how it turned out:
After one cape, I made another one for Kabir's friend in the neighborhood. Soon came another request for a mask from Kabir. I made a quick one from felt but it didn't turn out that great and was pretty uncomfortable to wear. In a few days, my Mom was to visit us, and I told Kabir that Nanima(grandma) would make a mask once she was here. Even before my mom was out of jetlag, she kept my word, and made this amazing mask from foam.
And here is another look...