Bring Me the Pelt of Elmo

>> Wednesday, January 3, 2007

Yesterday I read a lovely post at Soule Mama about some capes she made as holiday gifts. I especially loved the Jack Frost cape. So today I'm showing off Jo's new cape. Jo doesn't like coats - they tend to be big and bulky and not so comfortable when you're strapped into a booster seat. She much prefers ponchos and she has a couple that are nice for fall, but I wanted to make her a good heavy, hooded cape that would work for colder weather. Every time we went to the fabric store she ooohed and aaahed over the fluffy fleece fabrics, rubbing them against her cheek and telling me how much she wanted something made from them. On the big day we went to the fabric store, looked through all the books to choose a pattern, and then chose just the right color of the furry fleece and a very cool polka-dot patterned cotton for the lining. It was only late one night, mid-construction, that Alan pointed out how much it looked like I had skinned Elmo and made a cape out of his fur. Luckily, nobody has ever mentioned this to Jo. . .


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