This is one of the first things I made for Anthea, cut from a torn velveteen pair of my pants and trimmed with homemade trim made from yarn.
The skirt is dead simple, made from
two trapezoids, a triangle, and a hook and eye. There's no waistband, I
just turned down both ends and hemmed. It largely exists to preserve
her modesty when she wears the top half of the outfit. The overgown is
the star of the show.
What makes the outfit is the contrast of the white on black. The
trim inspired by a gown from Patterns of Fashion 3, particularly the
curved back and the borders. For make it, I simply made crochet chains
until I got the lengths I wanted. The frog balls are also crocheted, and
the loops are bits of plain yarn with knots at the end.
Koshka the Cat. To make it her
scale, I did trial and error until it looked right. The shawl is a rectangle of knitted cotton in a basket weave stitch, with fringes at the ends.