After seeing (and trying on) the capes I've made for little brother Jaden, Mia told me she wanted one of her own. She loved the pirate cape I made for Jaden at Christmas so much that I think she may have worn it more than him! Between the two of us, we decided that I'd make a reversible cape with one side showing a pirate princess, and the other side a super girl logo (like Superman, only pink!).
Mia's birthday is this week, so this cape is already on its way to California. I know that she'll like it a lot. The fabrics I used for both sides were pretty thin, so when I stitched the ties around the collar, it bunched up some. It's not perfect, but I think it turned out all right. I kept the measurements from Jaden's cape, and did the best I could to replicate it. It's about two and a half feet from where the top of the cape will lie below her neck. I placed velcro tabs on the ties, but if that doesn't fit right, Mia can tie them around her neck.
I drew the Superman logo freehand on a piece of pink felt. I glued that onto a piece of dark pink felt before stitching this applique onto the cape. Both appliques were stitched first before the two capes were stitched together.
I used this same skull and crossbones pattern for Jaden's pirate cape. I used fabric paint to write the words "Pirate Princess" on the crossbones. I also added a crown to the top of the skull.
Happy Birthday, Mia! We love you! --Uncle Q and Auntie Cuqui (pronounced "cookie"--it's been my nickname since I was a kid, and I sure love being called that by my sister's kids.)