Monday, 9 July 2012

It's not easy being green!

All quiet on the home front. The boys are long out of school now and playing video games upstairs. My poorly husband is resting and there is nowt on tv, so what's one to do?

Last week I bought some GORGEOUS teddy bear mohair with intent on making Makie Millie some wigs. It's very expensive and my current wig pattern is not suitable for a non stretch fabric so what is one to do?

Draft my own, methinks, but its a lot EASIER said than done. Try draping paper over an egg and you will understand what I will mean.

In the end, I think I have come up with a basic pattern that needs just few more tiny tweaks. I bought some lovely green short fur in Abakhans sale last week just to use to test out the pattern before I take the plunge into the expensive mohair.

Here are the results, I think it will work! This is a very short fur, but it won't bother me as the mohairs I Have picked have about a 20mm pile so it will look nice to this shape. The important bit is to get it to fit the cap!
Oh my! is that really green?? 

It's quite fetching when you get used to it, Perfect for a little pixie.

The side view


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