Made for Bored. I originally intended for Cap to be a birthday present, but Bored’s birthday was in the middle of my busy time and then I got sidetracked by graduation presents and whatnot. In any case, Cap is appropriate for a Fourth of July barbecue, too.
Cap is the second ami I’ve made with boots. The “fold-over” tops resulted in the boots being longer than I had intended, but I’m very happy with how they turned out. I think this will be my boot pattern from now on!
I made the chest/shoulder area with the wrong side out in an attempt to simulate the scales on the top of his uniform. It’s not very noticeable, and I’m not sure it worked, but it’s there.
Cap couldn’t stand on his own, so I put some weights in his toes to help. I’m super excited that the weights worked! The weights I ended up using are heavy magnets, which have an amusing (and unintended) side effect:
Turns out they’re very strong magnets. (They’re from my mom’s purse: The magnets on both sides fell to the bottom of her purse and kept stealing her keys, so she took her purse apart, took out the magnets, and put in a new closure mechanism.)
EDIT: Belt loops. I forgot belt loops!