The entire project of 3 kids capes (minus the time for picking out then picking up fabrics) took me less than an hour. I had them lay down to get an idea of how big for each and they helped me measure, mark and cut. I surged the sides but didn't bother hemming. I made a casing and used elastic rather than a button or tie for easy on/off.
Stella decided on a light-blue floral chiffon which she has named Lava-Burn. It is perfect for swinging, zooming around the living room and stick-tree landscaping.
Abs asked for one like Elsa from the movie Frozen. She chose a sheer light-blue chiffon with some sort of bedazzling on it and a dark-blue satin-y nylon for the underlayer. It goes down to her ankles (as requested) and, yes, she has already tripped on it. She named it Wind-Woosh and is apparently helpful when coloring.
Same-day projects are so motivating. All the fabrics were gifted to us and while I originally had in mind to make fancy dresses for the girls I think the capes were a good idea. Who says super-heroes can't be fancy anyway?
Next up is a pair of pants that I have been tweaking the pattern for and are now ready for a muslin version to confirm the changes. More on that later. Happy sewing!