First, I took my fabric measured from shoulder to shoulder on Buckeroo (aka held it to his shoulders with my fingers) and then folded it in half so I could keep the placement correct. I then cut at a diagonal, to get the smaller top and larger bottom effect. I also cut the eye mask at the same time - this was just a strip of fabric approx. 3" wide.
On the top right corner you can see the actual cape I cut, I'm cutting the eye mask in the picture.Then I double folded and ironed each seam and then stiched them. I tried to do all the seams at once but for some reason (I think the weight of the fabric) the seams didn't stay well, so I went to one seam at a time.When I got to the top and bottom and folded the seam I had to cut the corners at a diagonal so they weren't all funky weird corner tails sticking out. LOL!
Then I outlined Buckeroo's eyes with a red sharpie lightly so I could cut out the eyeholes. I stiched around the openings so they won't fray. Next measure (short cut way from above)where the material will meet on their head, cut leaving a 1" seam allowance (two 1/2" folds) and stich. Attach what ever you're using for closures I used snaps, mainly because that is what I had on hand, but it did keep it on his head securely!
I used white grossgrain ribbon as the tie, I stitched it along the top of the cape and left enough to tie I also double folded and stitched the ends so they wouldn't fray. Then my neurotic self kicked in this morning and thought I need a better way for this to release if it gets caught on something while he's playing at recess. So I thought and thought and looked and looked but I couldn't find anything. I had no velcro, no easy open snaps, nothing.....except double sided sticky mounting tape. Yep sure did, this momma sent her little guy to school with double sided sticky mounting tape and the closure on the ribbon so I didn't have to fret about him and the slide or him and running around the playground equipment all day. I'm gonna get some velcro next week and attach it.
Had to get my Fall/Halloween mantle in with my cute little model! Here's one more just for good measure and I think the model is purdy darn awesome and cute ahem excuse me COOL!