Prince Charming Customisation Tutorial

Happy March!

The third and last tutorial being released this month is Prince Charming.

To make the clothing I used the Prince Eric Jacket template from my The Little Mermaid series and made some slight adjustments. The major change was the ballooning of the sleeve. Instead of using elastic as I did with my Aladdin series, I opted to do a running stitch along the cuff and pulled it to create a gathered effect. This works just as well as a piece of elastic. For the trousers, I did not have the right colour felt but instead found some polycotton in my stash that was the perfect colour. Prince Charmings trousers are more fitted and so this worked out in my favour because this material allows me to do a skinnier leg without making it difficult to slip on.

As with Snow White’s Skirt, Prince Charming’s cape doesn’t flow as it should. This is again because of the material that I chose to use. Felt is thicker and stiffer than other types of fabric. Fortunately, I don’t mind and am still pleased with the cape. It took a bit of brainstorming to figure out how to do the more fiddly part of the straps around the cape but I got there in the end. Overall, I am very happy with the end result and think that Prince Charming turned out looking rather dapper.

This Character is the first one that has had me tempted to make shoes. I have not made any shoes for the characters that I have made using my Averly and Arlo doll bases but I partially feel that Prince Charming’s boots really help to complete the look. Do you agree? I think that I will have to do some research into making shoes and possible give his boots a try. Of course, this would mean that I would be compelled to go back and make shoes for all of my princes and princesses. – I just wouldn’t be able to resist that urge!

As with all of my princes I used my Arlo doll base and customised him into Prince Charming. This base pattern can be purchased in my Etsy and Ravelry stores.

Also, check out my Snow White customisation tutorial.

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

(Template size based on Arlo doll base using 4ply yarn and a 2.5mm hook)

  • White felt
  • T-shirt transfer paper
  • Printer
  • Iron
  • Scissors
  • Felt glue
  • Brown 4ply yarn
  • White, red, denim blue/grey, yellow, dark brown and light brown felt
  • Thread to match the white, red, denim blue/grey felt (or you could just use one colour as I did)
  • Sewing needle
  • Sewing machine (optional)
  • 5 fasteners (i.e. poppers, Velcro, buttons, etc.)
  • Brown wool roving & needle felting needle (optional – you can use the yarn to embroider the eyebrows)

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You are now complete. Hopefully, you have a very handsome and well dressed Prince in your hands.

The next Snow White pattern being released in April is Grumpy. I really hope to do him justice.

Until the next post, HAPPY CROCHETING!

Chantelle X

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