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« on: April 10, 2011 09:48:15 AM »

This is number two in my collection of Alice in Wonderland themed fairytale sweater coats.  Everyone's favorite, the Queen of Hearts!

The first in the collection was the Cheshire Cat, here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=376225

Made entirely from recycled thrift store sweaters (except the zipper, thread, and hood lining).

One important lesson learned from the first two coats I did: do not use chenille for the bodice or the waistband. The weight of the skirt is just too much for you and you'll spend twice as much time double and triple stitching to  make sure you don't get any holes than if you'd just used a non-chenille sweater in the first place!   Wink






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« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2011 09:51:24 AM »

Gorgeous! What fabric did you use for the bodice instead?
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« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2011 10:31:37 AM »

I'd love to know how you made these! I'm planning an Alice themed wedding for 2012, and this would be an awesome style of coat to have!
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« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2011 10:35:56 AM »

I absolutely love love love love LOVE this sweater coat (and the other ones you've made). Beautiful.
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« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2011 11:38:57 AM »

I love the coats oyu make.
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« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2011 01:06:57 PM »

I was oogling over the Cheshire Cat one I saw made by you, I love this one too!
I wish I could pull off something like that, and lived in a place that gets cold enough that I would need a super warm winter coat!
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« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2011 09:38:51 AM »

Wow, that is beautifull. My daughter would love something like that.
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« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2011 09:21:55 PM »

Gorgeous! What fabric did you use for the bodice instead?

This one was before I learned my lesson, so it's chenille. Smiley
But any other tightly woven sweater will work better.

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« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2011 06:26:33 PM »

That is so awesome!
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« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2011 05:38:46 AM »

That's so cool :p

Do you mix and match types of sweaters or do you only use woolens? And the back segments look so long; are they all one piece? I wouldn't have thought there were sweaters that long!
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