Friday, August 15, 2014

FO Friday: Princess Ariel (and The Whole Princess Gang!)

I finished my final princess this past weekend :) Check her out!
It's Ariel! I think my teaser was a bit of a dead giveaway as there are only a limited number of Disney princesses with tails, but hey it was fun to keep a surprise :)
I made Ariel using the Ariel The Little Mermaid pattern by Sahrit Freud-Weinstein. I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised by this pattern. I'd had so many issues with the Jasmine and Cinderella patterns that I was braced for more of the same, but this pattern went off without a hitch! I am happy to say that this is a great pattern and I would totally recommend it. The pattern gives a short or long hair option and I went with the shorter since that was the photo that the request was made from. I did extend the pattern to make her longer - I wanted her to go well with the size of the other two princesses. To extend her I just added straight stitching rows: the tail has 8 straight rows, the torso has 6 straight rows, and the arms have 6 straight rows. I think it balanced her out nicely and she is still nicely proportioned :) This was a very simple change to make, so don't hesitate if you want her to be bigger.
Her hair is done in a pretty interesting way and of course she requires a star for her hair. I wish I could have found a more starfish looking star instead of just a normal one, but I searched everywhere and this was the best option. I think it still gets the idea across :)
The bra in the pattern is designed to be removable, so it has a metal snap as the back closure. How scandalous!
"Draw me like one of your French girls."
Just for those who may be curious, the yarns I used were: Vanna's Choice in Beige and Scarlet, Red Heart With Love in Lettuce (light green), Caron Simply Soft in Iris (purple), and an unknown inherited acrylic for the darker green.
Finishing Ariel mean that this set of princesses was ready to ship of to Japan! In fact, these little ladies are on their way as we speak. I really hope their new owners love them as much as I do :)

I have another item that I also finished this week, so check back here shortly!

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