I was invited to a DIY craft/dance party last week. Oh. Yeah.
The theme was Canadian Tuxedo (you know, denim on denim). Decided to make superhero costumes. So now, I present to you: Denim Lad and the Indigo Wonder!!
I was a bad seamstress here. I didn't press my seams, and I sewed one cape against the grain. But this was just for fun.
I totally pulled this one out of the air. I didn't draft a format pattern, just pulled out extra fabric I had and winged it. This is for the lining of Denim Lad's cape. A large triangle works best.
Next, you can just cut yourself a little scoop at the peak of the triangle. Like someone took a bite out of it. Rude!
If you live in a tiny apartment like me, go ahead and use your bed as a workspace. Line up your denim and your lining fabric, right side in, and pin them together. You can then cut the denim to fit the fabric you have already cut.
Stitch those bad boys together! Sew the bottom and sides together, so you can pull the cape right side out from the top.
You'll see that the top is not stitched yet after you've pulled the cape right side out. Go ahead and stitch that. I think by hand is better, because you can hide your stitches.
I made straps for our capes that have snaps affixed at the ends. I went for about an inch and a half thick, but play it by ear. Again, sew the lining to the denim with the right side in.
And pull that right side out!
Next, I made cuffs for us. I decided the curve made a more natural and comfortable fit around the wrist. I sewed velcro to keep them fitted.
And then line everything with sequins!! They make everything wonderful