“The first they heard was a noise like a hurricane coming down from the North; the pines on the mountain creaked and cracked in the hot, dry wind. He was a fire-drake from the North. Smaug had come!”
Ok, so he’s not that terrifying…
More like Smaug the cute and cuddly…
I used the Charlie Hoodie from Fishsticks Designs (don’t forget CraftingCon readers can use the code “CRAFTINGCON” to take 25% off of all of Bonnie’s PDF patterns through 12/31 in her main pattern shop) with a few changes, of course!
I added seams in the center front and back. I used my method for making dinosaur spikes to made dragon spikes and added them into the back seam, the back of the hood, the top of the armscye, and the wrists. I also added a strip of the gold into the waist cuff seam (it’s basically just flat piping). Both the gold and red are sweatshirt fleece from JoAnn’s.
“My armor is like tenfold shields, my teeth are swords, my claws spears, the shock of my tail a thunderbolt, my wings a hurricane, and my breath death!”
I made a hexagon scale stencil from freezer paper and painted on his missing scale over his heart.
The pants are the Primo Pants from Tinman Patterns. I love the wide leg and the interesting detailing with the front pockets and the way the back leg swoops around to the front!
I used the red for the pockets, which may not have been the best choice, since it looks like the bottom of the hoodie is wonky – I promise it’s not! I love the gold pockets – especially the coin pocket peeking out in the front. Dragons do love their gold!
I’ll leave you with a little advice from my favorite Baggins (meaning Bilbo – Frodo’s too whiny for me): “Never laugh at live dragons.”
Yesterday I shared John’s cloak-inspired hoodie. To keep up with the sewalong or find out more about our series, join our CraftingCon Facebook group. It’s very easy going this month – the only rule is that it needs to be Lord of the Rings/Hobbit inspired. It’s not a requirement to use a Fishsticks pattern for the SAL, but I have used many of Bonnie’s patterns and can absolutely vouch for them – you won’t regret adding a few to your collection!
Have you sewn (or crocheted or knitted) anything that fits into our Lord of the Rings/Hobbit theme? Remember, any of the books and the movies are fair game! We’d love to see them and anything from the past year is eligible. Link up and you just might win something!
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