And here are the next two dinosaur capes. I finished them up with some ribbon for neck ties and I attached them with a super duper zig zag stitch. It looks a lot cleaner than the velcro fiasco.
My plan was to use corduroy for this one, but I didn't have enough of the maroon, so I used this heavyweight fabric I found at a thrift store. I still have a bunch of it left. I think it worked with this project, because it makes me think of scales, but I don't know what else I'd use it for.
As for the lining fabric, that is from my mom from when I first started sewing back in 2007 (or was it 2008?). She sent me a big slab of that pink striped fabric, along with matching purple stripes and a bunch of complementary purple fabric with white swirls. The selvedge reads 1996. Yup. I can see that. Should I ever need to make hammer pants...
As for the eyes, I used these nifty buttons I had in my stash. I also have them in black, I think, but here I used the maroon and the navy buttons.
These capes are for a brother and sister, so I wanted to make them matchy-matchy and I think I did that without being too annoying. Of course they are only three and two, so maybe the concept of too matchy-matchy hasn't registered with them yet. We'll see. I hope to get these in the mail today. Yay! Three birthdays down...one coming up...and I am almost 1/5 done with that one.