Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Captain Jack Sparrow Newborn Set!!

At the beginning of January I answered an ISO post (In Search Of) in one of the group pages I hang out in on Facebook.  The OP (original poster) was looking for someone to make a Captain Jack Sparrow inspired set.  She's expecting a baby boy in March and LOVES the hilarious Captain Jack Sparrow.  I did some searching for patterns, but didn't find any that were what we were looking for.  There are lots of pirate patterns out there, but none for the coat he wears.  I searched and searched.  I found patterns for the boots and the hat.  Then I finally found a sweater pattern that I could modify to make the coat. 

The first go-round with the boots was not good.  They were too big for a newborn, but the second try was perfect.  The first pair is up for purchase in my Etsy shop now. 

The pattern for these is available on Ravelry, or you can purchase a pair from me through my Etsy shop.

The hat gave me no trouble at all.  I followed the advice of other people who have made it and went down a hook size or two to get the right size.  However, I wasn't sure I was happy with it.  I ended up making two versions of the hat and letting the Momma decide which one she liked better.  Then I put the extra up in my Etsy shop.  This is the hat with the bandana attached.  They're really hard to get good pictures of because of the shape of the hat.

The hat pattern is available on Ravelry or you can purchase a hat from me through my Etsy shop.  I can make them in baby-toddler sizes and child-adult sizes.

The jacket.  Ahhh, the jacket.  The pattern I modified for this was very well written and I would like to make a version of the sweater exactly as the pattern is written.  I will not be giving away the information on what I did to modify the pattern though.  That's my secret.  
I'm so in love with the way it turned out.  I might, at some point try to make one using felt for the "buttons" and "buttonholes" instead of crocheting them, but I like it this way.  I'll be adding a listing for the jacket to my Etsy shop once Momma gets her photos.

Because we were worried about it being too short to cover baby's diaper, I also made a quick little diaper cover.

After everything was finished I spent nearly an hour trying to get a decent shot of the entire set together.  Then I gave up and made this silly little collage instead.

So, I can't WAIT to ship this adorable set out tomorrow and I'm even MORE excited to see pictures when the baby boy arrives!!!  What do you think?  Did I do alright??

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