Ok I couldn’t resist! 🙂 Shortly after my work decided on a superhero/villian theme for Halloween and I had chosen to make Supergirl, the theme was posted for October! Perfect, right? 🙂 It was a fun break from the Frozen Costumes I’m also making this year.
I wanted something with a cape… and something that would still be work appropriate 🙂
I used McCall’s M6754, view D. I cut the XS this time since last time I cut the S and had to take it in. Plus my fabric this time was super stretchy. It fits perfectly! I lengthened the sleeves a few inches and added a banded neckline (with the same technique as that used on the Greenwood Tank). I could/should have done sleeve bands too, but I’m too lazy for that now. I left the bottom hem unfinished as well – I didn’t want to lose any length from the skirt.
For the cape, I used a similar technique as the binding, one end was just very long and I didn’t top stitch 🙂 It actually worked really nicely because there are no exposed edges. Below is a poorly-executed line drawing of what I did. Right side of the cape sewn to the wrong side of the neckline seam, then flipped over to the outside. I was afraid this would pull too much on the seam from the weight of the cape but it actually lays nicely. Because the cape seams are right at eye level, I did finish the cape with a quick narrow hem so it looks a little more finished.
The fabric is from Fabric Wholesale Direct… the red and blue are the ITK Knit Jersey and the gold for the belt is their Tissue Lame. For the “S” symbol, I just printed out the logo and cut 4 pieces — the background in gold and fusible web (Pellon Wonder Under), then the outlined S in red and fusible web. Attached the red to the gold first, then the whole symbol to the dress.
For the belt, I used three layers — two of the gold and a layer of black ponte knit in the middle (although I probably should have used a woven… would have been much easier) to add some stability. I just sewed them together, flipped the belt inside out, added some velcro, and voilà.
I thought about making boot covers but decided to go a little more casual since I already had these red flats in my closet. This supergirl has a 9-to-5 after all 🙂
Then my little sidekicks helped me take photos! Too bad I didn’t think of it earlier… could’ve made puppy capes!
We tried to get a few “action shots” but to quote my boyfriend before he turned off the camera: “Until you actually take flight, I don’t think we’re going to get much else.”
🙂 Hmm… I’m not sure how I feel about that statement. lol He seems to have no faith in my ability to fly. 😉 But at least the pups had fun running around with me!
Pretty sure my work is going to be extra fun tomorrow 🙂
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Until next time,