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|Butterick: 5161 - Type:Costumes |
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|Posted on:||8/30/13 10:35 PM |
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|Pattern Rating:||Recommend, with Modifications |
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|Fabric:||Metallic Knit [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: Costume crowns from the Butterick 'Making History' series; meant to be part of a queen costume for Halloween. I made Crown F.|
Pattern Sizing: I made the medium, probably should have made the LARGE size. My head is 22 inches and the crown was tight but was ok.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, very much so. Crown F is quite tall, so be sure it suits the purpose; it may be too tall for a woman.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, easy and straight forward
Fabric Used: Gold opaque stretchy stuff bought at Joanns. Spray adhesive is excellent for bonding the fabric to the cardboard frame. The rest of the construction was done with a hot glue gun. Instead of buying pre-strung pearls which were a bit pricy, I bought cheap little pearl beads and strung them myself. I didn't use the lace on top of the cross pieces as suggested in the pattern, instead I used a gold metallic sheer ribbon which looked pretty good. I added a rhinestone trim down the middle of each cross piece, and around the brim. The venice lace around the inside of the brim was a remnant of some lace I found on eBay. I used a red velvet remnant for the insert. Gems and pearls were purchased at the dollar store. I'm still searching for an appropriate charm to put on top.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I made crown F: recommend to shorten the long cross pieces about 2 inches otherwise they seem to stick up too far when the crown is completed. I had to disassemble it and make this alteration after the velvet insert had been added, and that was difficult. Also, instead of gluing the cross pieces together at the top, I attached them with one stitch which looked better. Also, be careful when adding the lace which sticks up around the inside of the brim; if you put it in too snugly it will distort the cross pieces. I made a small vertical cut in the lace behind each cross piece to give it a little ease. I also added a fur trim around the bottom which was not in the instructions, but looked good. I also didn't put the final strip of fabric inside the brim which is meant to hide all the gluing as it didn't seem to be necessary.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes, absolutely.
Conclusion: Lots of fun to make, and great chance to be creative with decorations and trims!
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