Star Wars Cloak

My son needed to dress up like a character from a book for school.  Last year he dressed up like Obi-Wan from Star Wars and I assumed that he would do that again.  Alas, no.  Obi-Wan is, I guess, so last year.  This year, he wanted to be Luke Skywalker.  But not just any Luke, I was informed.  He wanted to be Luke who goes to see Jabba the Hutt to rescue Princess Leia and Han Solo.

Have I lost you?  Did you know that Luke Skywalker had wardrobe changes? 
Anyway.  I was told that Luke has a black cloak and the Obi Wan brown cloak would definitely not work.

I didn't really want to make a Star Wars costume the night before it was needed but there were two things working in my son's favor.  #1:  It is the easiest costume to make right after the 'throw a sheet over yourself to become a ghost costume'.  And #2:  He's cute and I love him.

So here's what you do to make one for your own cute kid.
Buy some thin fleece fabric that is 45" in width.  You'll need about 1.5 yards.
Cut a 15" band of fabric off. 
You will now have two rectangles measuring about:

Next, fold the smaller rectangle in half and sew along one edge from the folded seam to the end (where the dashes are shown in the picture).

Turn the piece right side out.  This will be the hood of the cloak.  Find the middle of the larger piece and line up the seam of the hood and pin the edges together as shown in the picture and sew (where the dashes are shown).

Finally, add two small pieces of velcro to where the hood meets the body of the cloak.  This is optional, but it does help it stay on while your child has light saber battles with the bad guys dark side.

This is what the back will look like:
And the finished front.  The fierce jedi face is dependent on your child.

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