Thursday 11 December 2008

He really is a super boy!

There are often great dress-up clothes available for girls in the form of fairy wings or tutu's that can safely and comfortably be worn in day-to-day life.

But what about for boys?

I came up with the idea of a super-hero cape that attaches to a T-shirt so it can be removed when the shirt needs to be washed. I figured the shirt will probably need to be washed about 50 times, to the cape's one!

I planned to have the cape overlap to the front of the shirt so you would see the blue stars coming over the shoulder. Then I realised it wouldn't be a good idea to have the studs in the middle of the fabric, but would better be placed on a seam to take some of the strain.
Now this many not be an original idea - you may comment and say you've seen it somewhere else, but I can honestly say that I never have. It just seemed like a good thing to make to me.

The little guy I made it for really is a super little fella, and given that he spent the afternoon running up and down the hall (so much that his mum joked that evening I owe her for new floorboards!) and flipping the ends of the cape up with his hands, I think he really likes it.

And he certainly looks super-cute in it!

PS - Laura your comment in the last post was right!!


Cass said...

Karen it looks fantastic

Susan said...

Love it great idea! Susan

Little Munchkins said...

That looks cute and he certainly seems very pleased with it.

Charity said...

Karen, what a great idea! I've never seen this before, but I love it, and can think of a couple of boys here who would flip for something like this. :0)

Bek said...

This is a great idea! My son has something like this as pyjamas (store bought licensed superman deal- Kmart actually), but it isn't as cute as this really. And he likes to take the cape off to go to sleep as it is uncomfortable- so it works better as clothes I think. Cute!