Sunday, June 1, 2014

So I finished making a weird thing; Katniss' cowl finished

I finished this awhile back, and was waiting to post the final picture as a 'big reveal', but the last few snows of the season just didn't stick and I wasn't able to get a photographer. I decided to take some dummy pictures today and just post it. I'm planning on wearing it to Dragon*Con this year, and am fixing up my Singer treadle to hopefully sew through leather. Once I can find some suitable leather I plan to make her hunting coat from scratch. So, in the mean time, here's the finished piece.


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  1. Beautifully and meticulously done – your standard, I believe.

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  3. Wow! This is wonderful. The most authentic replication I have seen. How much yarn did you use for this?

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    1. Thank you!
      I'm trying to remember, I know I wrote it down somewhere... I think it might have been 6 skeins of the Wool Ease Thick n Quick yarn

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  4. Any chance you are selling them or are willing to sell the pattern?

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    1. Sorry, it took me several months to make so it would be very expensive to sell, and I tried to write up a pattern, but I had to do a lot of free-form when making it that was impossible to describe.

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  5. What did you use to crochet around? And also, what sort of stitch did you use?
    This project turned out MAGNIFICENT!
    Also, I think you would look wonderful as Maleficent! It's probably one that gets done a lot; but the new movie is fabulous, and the character looks aaaamazing.

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    1. Thanks!
      I made tubes of batting, bit of Warm and Natural that I rolled and whip-stitched together, then I took a rather large crochet hook, wrapped around the tube, grabbed it with the hook and pulled it through, wrapped the loose end around... I don't actually crochet so I don't know what the stitch is... but I used one of those really large hooks so there was a bit of a flat ridge of yarn around the tube I could lay flat against the other tubes and then whip-stitched together. (I kind of made it up as I went along)

      And thanks! I admit I was looking at some of those Aurora costumes, because I'm never sure if I can pull off a baddie... I may have to think about that :)

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