Super Medium Girl
Thank you for all your lovely messages about the new baby. I've really started showing in the last few weeks so I've had to dig out the maternity clothes. I've started feeling lots of little flutterings and movements from the baby, which I love and have been getting plenty of heartburn, which I don't love.
The major pregnancy symptom I am struggling with now is tiredness and that has drastically reduced my sewing time. Normally, I get the machine out only after the children are in bed and the dinner stuff has been packed away. But now that I am rolling into bed at 9 there hasn't been much stitching activity at all. I forced myself to ignore the laundry and the chores today so that I could finish C's birthday present and it was so nice to have some time at the machine!
C has a super hero alter ego called Super Medium Girl. Isn't that a great name? Super Medium Girl finds some great outfits in the dress up box but I thought she could use a dedicated outfit so I channelled my inner Edna Mole...
...and created this little number:
The Incredibles fans will know that Edna would NOT approve of the cape but I think that the velcro will be the safety feature that will protect Super Medium Girl should she start to get sucked into a vortex.
The wristbands have several groovy features - codes to generate an invisibility field when required, spy code breaking applications, and super power boosters for when she needs to get to the trampoline in a hurry. So far, it's a big hit!
I used felt, interfacing and perle thread to make the head and wrist bands and polyester to make the cape. I used the Floating World cape tutorial but found that the round neckband was a bit tricky to stitch the gathered cape into neatly. That's more a reflection of my sewing skills than a problem with the tutorial. I think if I do it again I'll use a straight neckband if I am using a slippery poly fabric. One should know one's shortcomings, don't you think? And I will be making more because JW has requested an orange cape.
PS I hope she doesn't take this the wrong way (i.e. what I am about to write could easily be insulting but hopefully that disclaimer will put me in the clear) but Edna Mole always reminds me of a certain Blackbird - the glasses, the Anna Wintour hair, the height, the black outfits and the definite ideas about fashion. I don't know if BB says 'dahling' much but she should think about adopting it :-)