Sunday, March 29, 2015

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Prince Daniel of Sweden

Prince Daniel is making his debut in today's post.  Prince Daniel is Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden's Husband.  It took a bit to create him and he had undergone surgery several times, but after his final surgery I was finally satisified with the results!

The shirt is machine knitted black and grey stripes.  The pants are hand knitted.  They were made in the days before I figured out how to machine knit pants.

Yarns Used. Red Heart Black, Light Grey and Light Brown

Friday, March 20, 2015

Flashback Friday: Queen Margrethe I of Denmark, Norway and Sweden's dress

 I saw this dress on Pinterest and decided I wanted to try to make it.

It based on a reconstruction of a dress that was worn in the 14th Century by Queen Margrethe I of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden.  You can find photos of the dress here.

It took a couple of tries to get the pattern right, but the whole dress is knitted in one piece from the front to the back.  I didn't have an idea on how to do her veil until I got Knitivity by Fiona Goble for Christmas.  I sewed up the bottom part of the veil.

The Green Underskirt is Machine Knitted.  Her belt is crochet with embroidery floss.

Yarns Used: Red Heart Gold, Bright Green and Bernart Baby Softee White

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Tiara Thursday: Wolfers Tiara

On a burst of inspiration I created this tiara, one of Queen Fabiola's out of beads. 

It is known as the Wolfers Necklace tiara.  To compare my version to the real thing check here and here

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Wedding Wednesday: Mathilde's Wedding Dress

 Today's post features the then Duchess of Brabant's wedding dress.  It was a dress I was curious to try to make and this is the result.  In 1999 the then Mathilde d'Udekem d'Acoz married the then Prince Philippe the Duke of Brabant.

The under dress is machine knitted, and the coat part is hand knitted.  The shoes are hand knitted.  The veil is had knitted and she is wearing one of Queen Fabiola's tiaras.

Feel to compare it to the real version here.

Yarns Used: Caron Simply Soft White

The bottom photo is a view of the train.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Queen Mathilde of Belgium

Welcome Queen Mathilde of Belgium!  She is wearing Queen Victoria Eugenia's aquamarines and the blue dress from her first official portrait as queen.

The Dress is machine knitted as are the shoes (not seen).

Yarns used are Red Heart Royal Blue

Friday, March 13, 2015

Flashback Friday: Lady Mary Part Deux

I made another Lady Mary Crawley dress for royal fan Duchess Catherine.  This is from season four and is of course in black.

The dress and shoes are machine knitted.

Yarns Used: Caron Simply Soft Black

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Tiara Thursday: Queen Ena's Aquamarines

This is Queen Victoria Eugenia of Spain's Aquamarine Tiara created out of beads.

For more information on this tiara go here or here.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Wedding Wednesday: Princess Beatrix's Wedding Dress

Today's wedding dress is stuck on Queen Maxima, Princess of the Netherlands, but it belongs to Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands. 

I was inspired by the Dutch Inauguration to create William-Alexander and Maxima Dolls.  What I didn't know was that Fiona Goble created a Knit Your Own Dutch Royal Family in Dutch, it's called
De Oranjes, een uitgeBREIde geschiedenis.  I wish I could find a copy of it even though I can't read Dutch, but I'm up for the challenge!

The dress is machine knitted in two pieces.  It was fun experimenting with this dress.  The gloves are machine knitted too.  The veil is hand knitted.

You can see how my version matches with the real version here.

Yarns Used: Caron Simply Soft White and white embroidery floss

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Crown Princess Victoria

Crown Princess Victoria

Shirt, skirt and shoes are machine knitted.  Cardigan is hand knitted.

Red Heart: Teal
Caron Simply Soft: White

Friday, March 6, 2015

Flashback Friday: Swedish Court Dresses

 I always wanted to create a Russian Style Court Dress and when I found this entry on Royal Order of Sartorial Splendor I decided to create one.

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden is wearing one an old Swedish Dress.  The dress is machine knitted in one pice and the sleeves were hand knitted.  I wasn't sure how big to make them, so they were experimental.  Next time I make a court dress I'll make the sleeves bigger.  The train is machine knitted with the crochet edging.  Crown Princess Victoria is also wearing the Connaught Tiara and the Order of Seraphim. 

Yarns used: Red Heart Black, Embroidery Floss DMC 800.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Tiara Thursday: Queen Mary's Loop Tiara

This Tiara is one that doesn't physically exist any more, so I decided to create one out of beads.  It is known as Queen Mary's Loop Tiara.  When I saw a photo of it I decided it looked pretty easy to make and this is the result.  Since Queen Mary enjoyed pulling apart and creating new tiaras this tiara doesn't exist anymore.

A photo of the tiara is found here.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Wedding Wednesday: Princess Charlotte's Wedding Dress

This post is featuring a wedding dress of the past.  On May 2, 1816, Princess Charlotte, the daughter of the Prince Regent married Prince Leopold of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.  If history had turned another way, Charlotte would have been Queen Charlotte of England with Prince Leopold as her consort.  Unfortunately she tragically died in childbirth, which lead to several of her uncles dropping their mistresses to marry suitable princesses and the baby race which produced the Princess Victoria who would eventually become Queen.

Inspired by Princess Charlotte, I decided to create her wedding dress.  I created the pattern, since it was mainly silver I decided to use silver embroidery thread with White yarn.  It is created in six pieces.  The front and back are not matching.  The front of the skirt and the train are sewn together.  I ended up use six skeins of embrodiery floss to complete this dress and it is one of the more expensive ones I've made.

It is a silver wedding dress.  Normally in the 1800's people wore their best to get wedding and that didn't mean white.  It was only after Queen Victoria wore white to her wedding that white became popular for wedding dresses.

For more information and pictures of the dress click here.

Yarns Used: Caron Simply Soft White and Silver Embroidery thread (I don't remember what Number I used.)

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Casual Catherine Cambridge

Here is one of the casual outfits I made for Catherine Duchess of Cambridge.  She wore it at Wimbledon in 2012.

The outfit is machine knitted and is compromised of a skirt, sleeveless shirt, and shoes.

Yarns Used: Red Heart White