Winter Gifts! (Part One)

georgia with present with hat also hatI made this hat out of a very nice wool blend yarn for my friend Georgia. I modified my “Spark” Slouchy Hat pattern by adding a band and stopping the dome of the hat early so that it would be a closer fit.
I’m allergic to wool, but I did not have any difficulties working with the yarn, and the hat worked up fairly quickly. However, when I went to try the hat on, I discovered I was too allergic to wear it. Georgia had no problems with the yarn and was very excited to receive her gift.

kates slytherin hatThis hat I made for my friend Kate, who lives far enough away that I had to mail it to her. I originally wanted this hat to be an earflap hat, but I miscalculated how much grey yarn I had, and ran out very early on. I was able to fix the problem, and made a green brim for the hat instead of earflaps, adding the Hogwarts house name “Slytherin” to the brim in the remaining silver yarn.

Over the next few days/weeks I will be uploading pictures of the remaining gifts I have given to my friends, as well as one I received. I will also be taking pictures of older garments that I may not have mentioned before, and posting those.

Hand-Sewn Green Tie

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This tie is almost entirely hand-sewn from a green satinette fabric. The tag in back functions to hold the end of the tie in place during wear.

Cupcake Bears!

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These cupcake bears are crocheted out of yarn with felt eyes and  an embroidered mouth and nose.

“Alice in Wonderland” Sketches

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Crocheted Barefoot Sandals

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Triangular barefoot sandals worked in six skeins of six strand embroidery floss.

Made from Gleeful Things’ Goddess Barefoot Sandals pattern.

Mad Hatter

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Mad Hatter

This is the “Mad Hatter” outfit from the Alice in Wonderland collection.

It consists of flared pants, a corset, a jacket, two sleeves, and a hat (not visible). The jacket closure consists of a hook and eye in the front, the corset laces up in the back, and the sleeves are held up by elastic in a casing.

Alice

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Alice in WonderlandThis garment is the “Alice” dress from the Alice in Wonderland collection.

A halter top and a zipper hold the dress on the model. Godets are inserted in the back, each representing another character from the collection.

Jabberwocky

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JabberwockyThis garment is the “Jabberwocky” dress from the Alice in Wonderland collection.

The mermaid-style dress is held up by a hook and eye located on the halter top in the back of the neck. A zipper in the back is added to allow the dress to be taken on and off.