It began one day while conversing with our friend, Liam, on Pinterest.
Becca found this photo,
we all agreed the sweatshirt was very cool, but quite a bit out of our price range.
"You should learn to make them," Liam said, "You'd make a killing in our HS (home school) group."
"I'll tell Beth," Becca replied, "The money will go in our castle fund :)"
What started out all in fun, got us thinking. Why couldn't we make one? It didn't look that hard; some extra pieces added to a sweatshirt.
So I started sketching and drafting out a pattern for a prototype, using my American Doll, Brianna as a model.
I found some dark blue t-shirt like fabric in our sewing room, and thought that would be similar for scale to sew with.
Only a few things changed from pattern to garment; I omitted one of the shoulder layers (too bulky), and added a nice wide waist band.
|Brianna has a talent for winking. :)|
|"Stand back, dangerous foes!"|
The next step will be to make something full sized, but this is just a experiment for now.
I have to do more research on wholesale sweatshirt material and things like that.
Getting out Brianna reminded me of another doll costume I had made some time back; a medieval princess dress.
A knight and a princess...sounds like it's time for a photo shoot!
A few woodland stuffed animals, who had previously been making their homes under our beds, joined us for our romp in the backyard.
|Becca's doll, Natalie.|
Brianna's little braids with the armor remind me of an elven warrior, minus the pointy ears. :)
|"Pardon me, Princess. I couldn't help but notice that you look a bit lonely."|
|"What a delightful surprise! Yes, my woodland friends aren't much for conversation."|
|"Let me call my faithful steed."|
|"Is that a crow?"|
|"Care for a ride, my lady?"|
|"Looks like it's just you and me, buddy."|