This year, DS the younger wants to go as an elf from Bored of the Rings Lord of the Rings. So I told him I would make a cape for him to wear. This being costume, not couture, I took lots of liberties and shortcuts. I based the pattern on McCalls 5292. I used dark gray fleece for the fabric. To save time, I shortened the length of the cape by 3 inches so it would fit on a folded length of the fleece. The pattern calls for a CB seam, which I eliminated, and cut the back on the fold. I also eliminated the CF hems and instead used the selvages of the fabric at the opening. That left me with two seams (side seams) and the hood. Since fleece doesn’t ravel, I skipped the bottom hem as well. The result? I give you Legolam Legolas!
DS the younger also wants to start sewing (that’s my boy!) so we are going to make him a pair of pajama pants. We’ll work on that this afternoon. I was his age when I started sewing, so hopefully this will be the start of a lifelong skill.
Parting Shot: Guard Dog
Hoover, Keeping the world safe from coffee cake.