Upcycling

I tried to make a long-sleeved shirt for Sarah, and it didn’t end well, unfortunately. Until I had the bright idea to upcycle it into a short-sleeved shirt.

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You can see the cut-off sleeves in the top corner above.

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Sarah helped out too, holding it while I hemmed raw edges.

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Looks good, doesn’t it? Its material is slightly thicker than the other shirts’ so it’s perfect for the colder weather we’ve had recently.

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In fact, it’s the perfect weather to light the fire…

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… and bury yourself under a blanket with a hot drink and a book.

Anyways, see ya!

FillieFanatic

Sarah’s Threads

Sarah – finally! – got a new shirt. The Captain America one really needed a wash and a rest from wear.

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Again, a simple Velcro fastening in the back.

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Looks good under the hoodie!

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I was playing around with new PicMonkey overlays here.

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It does look like she’s walking here, doesn’t it? I’ve had the fabric for a while, and I knew from the start it would look good as a shirt.

Thinking about shirt designs is giving me ideas for other shirts now…

Anyways, see ya!

FillieFanatic

Leather Satchel

I see a lot of really nice satchels when I’m out and about, and this last week I took extra notice of them so I could make a miniature one from leather.

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It fits quite a lot in it… perhaps it’s bigger on the inside?

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I love how this stitching on the strap implies that it’s been used for a long time.

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Of course, it could be used outside of Hogwarts, but I do think it looks classy over school robes. It’s entirely hand-sewn, and the buckle was sewn on after I finished assembling it. It looks very artisan, I’m really happy with it.

Anyways, see ya!

FillieFanatic

Hogwarts Robes

I have no idea what’s taken me so long to make Hogwarts robes, but better late than never, as they say!

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The neckhole is much too big on the jumper, but I am really happy with the cuffs on the arms.

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The sleeves, opening and hood (which is not designed for use) are lined with yellow as Sarah is Hufflepuff.

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I embroidered a simple school crest on the front. I think the official ones have the house crest, but I like the school crest more.

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Perfect for shopping in Diagon Alley. I don’t believe there is anything in the guidelines that prevents bringing droids to Hogwarts…

I plan on making robes for the other three houses, but I may need to check how much black fabric I have.

Anyways, see ya!

FillieFanatic