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Topic: My first attempts at making clothing patterns. (And a motif?)  (Read 1945 times)
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phantasmafreud
« on: September 12, 2012 08:14:42 PM »

So, I mostly make Amigurumi. Then one day I'm like, wait, if ami's are round....and hats are round....I CAN MAKE HATS. *mind blown*

So I did, lol. Before that though, I came up with a plan for the types of things I wanted to make. I knew it had to be video game related, of course. Problem is, I also wanted my hats/etc. to be really wearable, and not super costume-y so I could use them everyday. And I then decided that the patterns had to be customizable, so they could be turned into non-gaming accessories with a few color changes, or by altering a few lines of the pattern, so that way I would get bang-for-my-buck so to speak. This lead me to making a Legend of Zelda hat to start, since I thought it would be a good beginner project and a lot of people seem to have made them before so why couldn't I?


For it I used an olive yarn instead of a sharp green yarn since I thought it would make for a cool hat in general, not just a cool zelda hat. Plus it looks better on brown hair to me (which I have). Still keeping it with the theme, just in a fashionable way lol. Also it's kinda slouchy. I then took this pattern and used it make a normal purple slouch hat.


For some reason I don't like too much slouch, so it's not super baggy. Also, on both hats I made up this stitch thingy. Is this technically a motif or something else? Here's a pic...



It's that shape above the band. It kinda looked like a temple to me when I made it, like the fpdc's are the columns and the shell at the top is a dome, so I'm calling it my "temple stitch." Has anybody else made up something like this before? If not maybe I should creative commons license it lol!!! I doubt it though, I'm not original at all  Roll Eyes

I also made some LoZ gloves that match the hat and have a triforce on the left hand (just like link does), and some earwarmers designed after Aigis, a robot character from Persona 3.



Thanks for looking!!! Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2012 09:15:54 PM »

Great that you are venturing into crochet clothes. Once you get started there will be no stopping you. And dresses and tops can be worked in the round too.  I like your little motif.  You could have it as a signature motif on whatever you make - then everyone would know it was something you had done.
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« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2012 11:16:03 PM »

I want the LoZ hat because it's awesome! Cheesy
I'm such an LoZ nerd XD
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« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2012 11:15:21 AM »

Wow..sorry I didn't see this sooner.  I love the idea of the "signature motif."  Great work on these accessories! The Zelda hat is my favorite.
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RenJac1301
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2012 07:34:16 PM »

OH! I LOVE the 2 hats
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