This months Midi tier pattern is The Evil Queen.
I surprised myself with this clothing template because it turned out so much better than I imagined. Also, I think I have gained a lot of understanding having made so many clothes for my dolls now. I was able to apply everything I have learnt so far and even tried some new techniques with this pattern.
The only thing that I was not completely happy with for this pattern was the cape. The black felt that I has was stiffer than I would have like and so it didn’t drop the way I would have liked it to.
I made a slight error in the making of The Evil Queen. I used the wrong size crochet hook. I ended up crocheting a third of the head with a 2mm hook. Once I realised, I switched back to a 2.5mm hook. Fortunately, it did not have a dramatic impact on the overall size of the head so the template I have made will still work. (I tested it on snow whites head just to be sure).
As with all of my person based female characters, I used my Avery doll base and customised her into The Evil Queen. This base pattern can be purchased in my Etsy and Ravelry stores. Just to note that I have done the template sizing based on making your Avery doll using a 2.5mm hook. You can adjust the hook size and yarn weight when making the doll, but you will also need to adjust the size of the clothing template accordingly.
I really was on the fence about the hair for the Evil Queen, Should I or shouldn’t I?! I just couldn’t decide. In the end I opted to leave her without hair as I could always add it later if I decided to. I came to this conclusion because when I put the cape onto Snow White her hair bulked out the hood and made it misshapen which interfered with the overall look.
Please bear in mind that sewing is not my strong point so the stitch work could be neater – which you will see in the pictured below. I will have to add this sewing onto my list of things that I want to improve upon this year.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
(Template size is based on the Avery doll base made using 4ply yarn and a 2.5mm hook).
- White felt
- T-shirt transfer paper
- Felt glue
- Gold coloured 4ply yarn
- Light purple, dark purple, yellow, black and white felt
- 4 fasteners (i.e. poppers, Velcro, buttons, etc.) approx. 5-7mm wide
- White faux fur trim
- Light purple and black wool roving (optional – you can use felt for the eyeshadow and black yarn for the eyebrows)
- Needle felting needle (optional – needed if you decided to use wool roving and needlefelt the eye details on)
- Sewing machine
You are now complete!
How did your Evil Queen turn out? What kind of personal finishing touches did you decide to apply? I would love to see how it turned out so send me a picture if you want.
March’s pattern releases will be Buttercup the Unicorn (Toy Story) for the Min Tier and The Old Lady (Snow White) for the Midi Tier.
The Old Lady will be the last pattern in this Snow White series concluding the set with a whopping 11 characters. I think it is my biggest Disney Princess set to date.
The next Disney Princess series which was chosen by you is Mulan, so stay tuned.
Until the next post – happy crocheting!