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Giant Collar/Dementor dress

Added Oct 4, 2009

by fifuzz

Melbourne, Austr...






I wanted something really warm to wear for winter, with my usual hint of crazy added…and McCalls 5705 answered the call!

It’s quite cool – the giant collar-thing acts almost like a scarf, keeping your neck warm during everyday walkabouts – and then if it starts raining, (or you just want to look like a Dementor sorry for the nerdy HP joke) then you just have to pull over the hood! Voila!

Material Notes

I used this wonderful thick wool knit from Rathdowne Remants in Melbourne – about $15m. It was so amazing, that when I went back a few days later for some more, they’d sold out their ENTIRE stock… It hasn’t pilled through lots of wear either, which is a plus.

Also used some 15mm elastic, and what I believe is some kind of foldover bias-elastic-y stuff for the binding around the collar.




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    Oct 10, 2009, 09.17 PMby belbee

    i love it, you look so funky and cosy!

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    Oct 5, 2009, 10.18 AMby aussierapunzel

    very cool!

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    Oct 4, 2009, 07.56 AMby spikklubba

    I like the collar/hood, looks very nice in both pictures.

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