Thursday, November 7, 2013
Hello Kitty Commission nearly complete
I started with the t-shirt... I've made them several times before so I wasn't too worried about the actual construction. The part I was concerned about was the image transfer. I knew from past experience that the method I use can be somewhat finicky, so I asked my friend to choose at least 3 images that way I could start with her 'least' favorite and work up to the one she liked best. Theoretically, by the time I started on the one she liked best, I'd have the technique down perfect. Well wouldn't you know, the first 2 transferred perfectly and the third one (the fave) rolled up on itself, making it completely unusable!!! Dang nabbit!!
Thankfully my friend is a doll and said that since the above image was her number 2 choice it would work just fine, rather than me trying to track down another image!
This morning I got up bright and early and started working on the kitty eared hoodie. I've never made anything like this before, so I was a bit concerned. But aside from a couple small hiccups (um I sewed the hood together inside out! LOL) this pieces actually went together pretty fast. I honestly didn't even follow the written instructions that came with the pattern. The main body is essentially the same pattern I use for my t-shirts just in reverse. I lined the hood and inner ears with the same material I used for the socks I made so the whole thing coordinates. I purchased a thin weight sweatshirt to use and decided to cut off the cuffs from the full sized sweatshirt to make the cuffs for this one. AND I totally LOVE the way it came out.
Lena loves it too, and has already demanded I make one for her (minus the ears though. ;-) lol). Thankfully I have more than enough material to make her one too... I think hers will have a rich purple lining though. This one is just waiting on the zipper that is in the mail to arrive and it will be completely finished!
Just a quick peek at the hood when it's down. This sweatshirt is SO fluffy!!!! I think I'm going to need to go out and buy a rainbow of sweatshirts to make a bunch of hoodies! =D
A quick shot of Lena in the hoodie. I love the way this pic came out! I adore my gorgeous girl!