by asterixsew 09 Sep 2012

Wizard cape and hat that I embroidered for my grandson to wear at the village carnival last month. He and his friends were Wizards and Fairies. The cape was made from black weed sheeting. (the fabric shop was shut when I went to buy black fabric) The substitute fabric worked well. The designs came from Urban Threads. I put a gold mesh applique style in the star on the cape. There was varigated thread on the hat design. The outfit can be reworn at Halloween. Thanks for looking

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by spendlove Moderator 22 Sep 2012

Ready for Hogwarts? Like the use of the weed fleece - I must look for some.

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by ansalu 22 Sep 2012

Caroline so you start a new business in creating outdoor-clothing? ;o)
Looks great and would be a good idea for our weather at Halloween.
I used a IKEA-fleeceplaid last year for the cape and a black skirt for Anna and a top for Felix. Have always some of them in the cupboard for urgent sewing/embroidery-actions :o)
Greetings, Bettina

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by lidiad 14 Sep 2012

Great job! I know the black plastic sheets for the garden, but never heard about this fabric. Great idea!
Hugs, Lidia

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by momhome 13 Sep 2012

The design on the hat look like a celtic knot. This look really nice. I'm sure your grandson loved it. I do have to ask what is weed sheeting? Oh - I just read one of the other comments. Now I understand what it is. May have to try this for stabilizer - getting so I can't afford the real stuff. Thanks for sharing with us. I learn so much from this site.

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by blueeyedblonde 12 Sep 2012

good job!

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by marjialexa Moderator 12 Sep 2012

This looks great, and even if they get wet it won't hurt it. Good thinking! And when the kids outgrow their need for black capes, you can always use it to keep weeds out of the garden. The neighbours will think you've gone bats, embroidering on your weed sheeting, hee hee hee. Anything to decorate, you know. Hugs, Marji

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asterixsew by asterixsew 12 Sep 2012

Marji I love your reply. Dont think anyone realised what the fabric was. As my neighbours cant see into our garden they wont know I have bats on the veggies. (They do fly about at night though...)- the bats not the neighbours

lidiad by lidiad 14 Sep 2012

He he he.....
Hugs, Lidia

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by pldc 11 Sep 2012

what a clever substitute! it turned out really well & may even be a bit stronger in the end too!

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by loosie 10 Sep 2012

fantastic :)

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by mysew1325 10 Sep 2012

looks great ..just goes to show you, you can make something out of anything.. great job..

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asterixsew by asterixsew 10 Sep 2012

Thanks

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by blueeyedblonde 10 Sep 2012

good job!

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asterixsew by asterixsew 10 Sep 2012

Thanks

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by cfidl 09 Sep 2012

It is wonderful! I think I made 2 of my 3 kids a black cape, they are really versatile.

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asterixsew by asterixsew 10 Sep 2012

Thanks

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by lbrow 09 Sep 2012

Great job Asterix/Lillian

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asterixsew by asterixsew 10 Sep 2012

Thanks Lillian

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by oaro 09 Sep 2012

nice job

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asterixsew by asterixsew 10 Sep 2012

Thanks

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by laffma1 09 Sep 2012

Wonderful job!! You never know what you can embroider on, until you try. Very creative to think of the weed block sheeting. I bet no one else knew what it was, if you didn't tell them.

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asterixsew by asterixsew 10 Sep 2012

Thanks, it also makes a great substitution for a backing fabric for embroidery. Its cheap too :)

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by highlandermom 09 Sep 2012

Great job love the quick idea that came about.

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by zedna 09 Sep 2012

Looks great and fast thinking to use the black weed sheeting!

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asterixsew by asterixsew 10 Sep 2012

Thanks

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