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Gryffindor Inspired by Feather’s Flights

Posted on Jun 23, 2014 by in Harry Potter, Season 1 | 0 comments

I’m so excited to be here competing in CraftingCon! I love and have always loved Harry Potter and even made a Harry Potter quiet book for my nephew before I had kids. I really enjoyed creating Harry Potter outfits for my kids. I was inspired by Griffindor because I love lions, gold, the Griffindor qualities, and the bold, Griffindor red really inspired me. My kids are really young so they aren’t old enough to go to Hogwarts, but I could see them trying to sneak onto the Hogwarts Express. Henry is trying to get tickets for himself and his little sister, Claire.

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They brought their toys along for the ride, a pretend wand and a Griffindor lion stuffie.

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For Henry I created his outfit around the lion. I used a heathered gray jersey and stenciled a geometric, metallic gold lion face onto it. I added black ribbing on the neckline and sleeves like the shirt that Harry Potter wears in every single movie. The lion has a zipper mouth that opens to a “magic” pocket. I used Griffindor red stretch denim for the skinny jeans. I drafted my own tee pattern and used the Small Fry skinny jeans pattern.

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The lining of the pants pockets are a modern take on the Maurader’s Map. The coolest part of the lion shirt is that the zipper mouth opens to a “magic” pocket to hide things. Henry loves hiding things in there.

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I originally wasn’t going to make anything for Claire until I found some metallic gold knit in the remnant bin at Walmart. At first I was going to turn her into a snitch, but I felt that would be too clique. Instead I based Claire’s outfit off of the sword of Griffindor. The sword has red jewels on it which inspired the red and dotted fabric. I don’t think the sword is gold, but gold is a Griffindor color. I made gold bloomers using the Go To Leggings Baby size and I drafted the dress myself.

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I added shirring to the waist to mimic the carving and handle details of the sword. The gold bloomers also have shirring for more carving details.

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Henry got out his train set to play with while he waited for the train to come.

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“We will get on the train to Hogwarts! Stupefy!”

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