I always look forward to Secret Snarker each year. It really sparks my creativity to design a gift for someone else's doll.
This year I was very excited, because I was assigned agate13. She wanted gifts for her Kanani, who attends Hogwarts and is a member of Ravenclaw.
I love Harry Potter, but had not used this as inspiration to sew doll clothes before.
It was pretty obvious and straightforward to make a doll-sized Ravenclaw uniform.
I used the pattern from Read Creations to make a Hogwarts robe. This pattern is free, which I greatly appreciated!
I did need to read the directions for the robe at times, but it was pretty straightforward to make.
I made the robe lined in blue for Ravenclaw, of course.
I used the Luna Lovegood uniform made by Kate Lauren Designs as inspiration. It's not so easy to get a good look at the Ravenclaw uniforms, as they are not always front and center in the movie.
I really appreciated having this as a resource.
I used the Button Up Shirt pattern by Liberty Jane.
I thought that the sleeves were more detailed than I needed. I really just wanted a basic pattern, since I had so many pieces to sew. There are days when I appreciate detailed patterns, and days when I just want to sew as basic a wardrobe staple as possible.
Also, the collar was 7/8 of an inch too short. I had to draft a new collar piece to get it to work.
So yeah, this was not my favorite pattern.
For the gray pleated skirt, I used Forever 18 Inches Timeless Schoolgirl Skirt. I was inspired by the Luna Lovegood uniform made by Kate Lauren Designs to use this rather than a more classic pleated skirt.
There are plenty of the other kind of grey pleated skirts out there, and this one was worn by Luna, so that makes it special.
I did not follow the directions to make the skirt. I thought it made sense to hem the bottom of the skirt before I pleated it, so I did.
So, there is a classic Harry Potter uniform! Kanani should be pleased.
You can view Part two of the swap here.
You can see what I made for Secret Snarker in 2016 and in 2017 in older blog posts.
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