A speedy cape, no stitching involved.
I found some fabric, laid it out on the floor and marked the centre of one straight edge. Next, I tied some string to the end of a pen, asked Martha, my 4yr old assistant, to hold the string in the centre of the edge of the fabric whilst I drew a large semi-circle with the pen. Then, I used a plate to draw another semi-circle for the neck (you could also shorten the string and use it again for this bit). This is what the shape should look like once cut out:
To adjust the length of the cape simply adjust the length of the piece of string tied to the pen. I made some ties for the cape by bunching up the corners at the neck edge and knotting a bit of ribbon to each. Obviously you could sew them on, but this worked well enough and it meant that Evelyn's cape was finished in about 5 minutes. Hey presto! A happy 2yr old - perfect for making extra-super mud pies.