Boy’s cape

Boy's cape Boy's cape
When Sidra was still in kindergarten, I made him  a cute wool cape with faux fur lining for winter. He was very happy wearing it and enjoyed running around pretending he was a super-something. As years went by, he has outgrown the cape and it found a new owner (that might have outgrown the cape by now).

Winter cape

Although the cape has long gone, Sidra often talks about it fondly and has been asking me to make him another. Well, a cape might look cute on a toddler, but it might not be the best clothing choice for an active fifth grader. He can’t wear it to school either as he has to bring randoseru (firm backpack). I kept saying I will make it later hoping that he will drop it. But recently he said that I’ve been saying ‘later’ for a couple of years now. Sooo… why not? All this time I’ve been sewing for fun, so if he just wants to wear a cape for fun, it is enough for a reason, right? 

This time I want the cape to be less cute and a bit more practical, so no faux fur lining. The outer fabric is fleece in army green with rayon lining in matching color. The pattern is based on double breasted Marmalade coat by Tamanegi-Kobo. I love all the little details, the pockets, hood, and the little pleats on the back. The coat already has the basic shape of a cape and I only had to alter the sleeves part.

Boy's cape Boy's cape
Boy's cape Boy's cape

Boy's cape Boy's cape Shiny T-shirt Shiny T-shirt

Speaking of making fun stuff, I also made a T-shirt for Sidra with this stretch shiny black that looks like rubber or faux leather. The neckline, sleeves, and hem are simply finished with serger. Sidra is very happy because this is something that he can wear to school! I’ve never seen any other kid wearing a shiny faux leather T-shirt to school, but of course, why not?
Shiny T-shirt Shiny T-shirt

And here he is looking very happy with the combo!

Boy's cape Boy's cape

Cape pattern is based on Marmalade coat by Tamanegi-Kobo (PDF), size 130.
T-shirt pattern is Biscuit by Tamanegi-Kobo (PDF), size 130.

  • http://sewiststitch.blogspot.co.nz/ Sandra (Sewist-Stitch)

    The best thing about making clothes for our kids is when they actually want it in the first place and that they are super happy once you’ve finished – that is so rewarding. I love the cape and the t-shirt looks fantastic.

  • Erinkg

    What a cutie! And so fashionable! I think you did a great job.

  • http://cathywu.com/journal/treadling/ cathy

    Sidra must be the most stylish kid not only at school but everywhere else as well! I bet he is also the envy of all his friends! His cape looks great, but most of all he looks like he’s really enjoying it and happy to be wearing it!

  • http://sakepuppets.com Angela

    So fashionable! かわいいでしょう!

    • http://verypurpleperson.com Novita

      ありがとう!^_^

  • Joyce H.

    I bet Sidra is one of the most stylish people at his school! :D

  • originee

    wow! the faux shiny tee is so so cool. i like it!

  • http://debsinstitches.com/ Deb

    LOVE the cape! Going to have to look for a good pattern to make my own.

  • http://gingermakes.wordpress.com Ginger

    Wow, this cape is so cool, and so is the tee! I think it’s awesome that Sidra marches to the beat of his own drum– he’s awesome!

    • http://verypurpleperson.com Novita

      Other kids seemed amused by his tee, they said ‘it’s shiny!’ They tried to touch the tee, Sidra ran to avoid them, then suddenly it’s hide and seek game lol

  • http://www.nicoleathome.com Nicole

    Sidra is the most stylish little boy around! He’s so lucky to have such a talented mom!

  • http://none laura

    I like it too, and I really admire Sidra’s confidence to know what he likes and be an individual. Good for you Sidra – you have the perfect Mum to make all your custom orders!

  • http://foursquarewalls.blogspot.com Andrea B

    Great cape! I love that Sidra knows exactly what he wants to wear and has his own sense of style. Good for him. I have a feeling he’ll eventually want to learn to sew so he can make whatever he wants at any time.

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