"Darling Hippo, If Phin really loves you, he will make you a little dragon costume cape with spikey spines down the back..."
Well, Phin doesn't sew, but when reader Kimbersew made the above comment, the seed was planted. Phin's Hippo needed to realize his dream of becoming a dragon.
So we hatched a plan...
And we took some measurements.
We made a pattern and cut cloth...
|Measure twice, cut once...|
And very soon, a dragon was born.
|Dragons are noble creatures|
And this dragon had adventures...
|Dragon the Hippo with the Tramples|
...with swords, dragon eggs and loyal elephant companions...
|Where are those other dragons?|
...seeking out the other dragons of Westeros.
I must confess: I did actually have to buy the fabric for this project - inexpensive satin in purple and green. But it was worth it - this was a fun make. I'm such a sucker for costumes.
|Look at those spikes!|
I'm not sure which is my favorite feature of this project, the spikes or the button holes for the ears. This was the perfect fun little project to get back into the swing of things before tackling more challenging sewing last weekend. And it was just so dang silly, that I couldn't stop smiling and laughing as I sewed. I think that Phin may have had just as much fun with the camera.
I had a really productive weekend and have a 4 day weekend coming up. So, stay tuned for lots more sewing updates.