Are your friends and family as Star Wars star struck as mine? I was so busy with projects inspired by The Force Awakens that I have gotten a very late start on grandchildren’s Christmas clothes. For a number of reasons, the dress for 3 yo Vivian Rose and bow tie for 6 yo Alastair are not specifically Christmas, so they can still be worn after their December 24th delivery. The next post will include photos and details of the “holiday” clothes.
But back to Star Wars. This super hero cape was posted some time ago for a few hours, until I discovered that I had accidentally added the watermark for granddaughter Laurel’s SewAmazingGifts Etsy store. So the post was removed. But I cannot remove the watermark, which is the point of a watermark, I guess. So I am now reposting it.
Though my blog is titled Janice Ferguson Sews, Modern Projects for Old Fashioned Nanas, this modern project is not my style. But Star Wars is a hot topic now, as Star Wars fans eagerly await the the Dec. 18 release of The Force Awakens movie. These fans include boys and young men (and some not so young) in my family.
With that in mind, I’m on a Star Wars roll which began with this cape. I choked a little, working on fabric soooooo far from Swiss batiste, though the quilting cotton is very nice quality. The trims and embellishments–plastic buttons and metal snaps–are 180 degrees from the heirloom laces and MOP buttons which I prefer. But I stitched my way through, anticipating the grins on fan faces.
The free pattern is from Nancy’s Notions. It’s quick and can easily be embellished as much or as little as you like. Nancy offers so many free projects and, of course, wonderful products for sale. Continue reading