more pics and a how-to overview after the jump.
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the easiest way to do this (i think, at least) is to fold the fabric into fourths and measure from the corner, marking with pins, and then cut just inside of the pinned markings. then you just need to cut a straight line up one of the folded edges to make the opening.
then we cut out black felt polka-dots (using the material we had cut out for the neck-hole of the cape as a template) and pinned them to the red. note: dogs are not particularly helpful with this type of thing.
i used a satin stitch to sew the polka dots onto the cape, made a buttonhole, sewed on a button, and we were done! for the full costume, she'll wear a black t-shirt and pants and there are also plans for an antennae headband.
also on the agenda for this weekend: trial two for the handprinted: fabric swap. which reminds me... check out this post by talktothewindandsun to see the super cool elephant fabric i can't wait to receive from Riyo in Japan!! and i have some bags, skirts, dolls, and other such items that i really should be selling to fill some holiday orders from the imagine gnats etsy shop. so i'd best get to work!