Saturday, December 1, 2012
The hardest part of her clothing was the shawl. It took a bit of trial and error to find a size of crochet thread that would give a reasonably correct scale. This is size 20 and I used a #8 steel hook. After struggling to hold onto the thread, I can better appreciate those who have successfully worked with the tiny thread - size 80, 100, or even thinner!
I constructed the bodice differently this time. I finished all edges of both the sleeves and the bodice and whip-stitched them together in place. It seemed to work better. Also, for creating the pattern I started by cutting a curved band that fit properly around the waist then worked from that point. Paper towels are great to use to develop patterns.
Her little sheep are next.