Ever since a friend of mine helped Abby sew a little purse a few months ago, Ryan has been begging me to teach him to sew. I am not much of a seamstress myself, but I picked up some plain black fabric and figured we'd kill two birds with one stone: give him his sewing lesson and make him the cape he's been wanting!
I didn't have a pattern so I just kind of winged it. I made him do each step along the way that he was able to do. He ironed the fabric, then we cut it out, then he hemmed up the cape almost entirely by himself. He did a great job, much better than I expected. Then we turned it inside out, he ironed it again, and we sewed some pleats into it and put the Velcro on the neck band. Viola!
He decided it wasn't as much fun as thought, however, and he doesn't have any plans for any more sewing projects...which suits me just fine!