October 14, 2009
Crown Jewels for Stella
This is Stella and this is the Crown I'm giving her for Christmas and this is the story ....
As I mentioned, I picked up 6 boxes of patterns at a yard sale two weeks ago. I've been going through them; keeping about 10% and listing the rest in my Artfire supplies shop. I came across a costume pattern yesterday that had a crown (Simplicity 9454, copyright 2004). I found myself thinking about putting it together, with some of those gawdy plastic gems (that came from the same yard sale) to create a wonderful little girl Crown for Stella's Christmas present.
The gems on the fabric was way to stark, so pulled out the container of laces. Selected a wide lace and 2 different ribbons, decided on the place and stitched into place.
Played around and decided on the placement for the gems. Using my handy dandy Dremel (one of my favorite tools), drilled little holes into the plastic gems. Sewed each of them into place. The directions on the pattern called for gluing on the ornaments, but that didn't sound quite sturdy enough for a 6 year olds' play.