Sewing for the Boyfriend
This cape was completely his brainchild. The creation process consisted mostly of him telling me what he wanted and me telling him what was actually possible.
The bottom section is a "bear" fur and the top is a "cheetah" print fur (or is it a leopard?). The lining is black crepe back satin and we added some flannel as a warmth layer in between.
|Inside the shoulders|
I also made him the vest as well (Simplicity 4923). Its made from a lightweight black suede with some cotton twill for the lining. The red shirt s from a costume shop.
|The design is shorter in the back|
The following year I made another vest and cape combo for him. This year's theme was less wartime battle ready and more ceremonial medieval.
Instead of using the design from the pattern, we worked on this sketch of what he wanted to do. Originally he wanted a set of detachable sleeves, but there just wasn't enough time.
All in all, making costumes for the boyfriend is always rewarding. He is so enthusiastic and always has great ideas. Plus, he's will to listen to me ramble about all my sewing projects, so I think we make a pretty great team.