Monday, December 8, 2008

Superhero in the Making

Lexi is the middle child. She thinks she is treated unfairly at least every other minute and has perfected her tantrum to fit the bill. She is too little to do many things that big sister Emma can do and too big to be the baby. She is apt to burst into tears at any time. I think this is why she is so into superheroes right now.
Lexi has asked for a cape now for some time and I finally got around to making one. I was planning on hitting stores after Halloween to get one cheap, but even thought they were relatively inexpensive, they were such low quality. They wouldn't have lasted long. So out came the sewing machine.
I used some fabric I already had - fleece that was a little too small for a nice blanket and some satin from the hideous detachable train that came with my wedding dress that permanently stayed detached. There was twice as much fabric on that train than the dress. Lucky for my little sewing projects!
I did a Velcro closure and a "L" logo on the back. Now that it's finished there are lots of things that I would have done differently (lighter fabric, fuller cape, different neckline). But she thinks it's great. "Super Lexi" is off to save the world, one injustice at a time....


  1. I love this!!! Who wouldn't want a cape made by their mom....with your initial too!!! Way, Way, toooooo coooooool!!!

    What great memories for you all :)

  2. I have to say I just might have to stop following you. I am getting depressed. Your fabulous trendy hair do, the fab cake and now your whipping out capes during holiday rush?!?!? I'm half serious..I am just slighlty depressed and very inspired..that's a start!! :) BTW Love the cape!!

  3. LOL - You have the funniest blog and the most beautiful tutu's I have ever seen. I think you are fine :)

  4. HAHA! I love it! That is soo cute as is your little super hero!