Since I mentioned, prior to Christmas, that I needed to make Jedi Robes, a couple people asked me to share my thoughts and process. I used this Jedi Robe tutorial and they were a snap! Remembering the ease of the SuperHero cape experience, I made my robes out of fleece - no hemming or edge-turning at all. I found the fleece for $2 a yard. Nice. (Extra nice since I won't worry for a second as these robes get trashed.) The first robe took maybe 30 min to put together, but I think I made the second in 15 minutes. Seriously, that easy.
To figure out the yardage, measure your kid (or grown-up) from the shoulder to the ground and double that measurement. Add 12" for the hood. I needed 2 3/4 yards for my 7-yr-old and 2 1/2 yards for the 5 yr-old.
The great thing about this pattern is by leaving off the hood, you could use the same method to make a Snuggie. (Just put the robe on backward.) Think how popular you will be with your kids.
It was a very Star Wars Christmas at our house. Not only new Light Sabers, robes and legos, but our super-awesome Aunt sent Star Wars pancake molds. Wow. Could life get anymore exciting? She got these from Williams-Sonoma. I'm still pretty good at free-handing Alderaan, Deathstar, and Moon of Endor pancakes on my own.
SInce then I saw the Star Wars Craft Book on Vanessa's blog. Cracks me up, but I don't know if I'm truly dedicated enough as a mother to make Washcloth Wampas. We'll have to see.
Also for Christmas, basketball jersey of our other favorite inter-galactic hero: Jimmer.
Next time, I promise we will return to the quilt-y posts.
Thanks for your patience with this little sidetrack.
May the force be with you.