Originally I wanted to have this piece done before Christmas, but between travel, work and the holidays, that didn’t happen. This week I made it a goal to finish it, otherwise it was going to sit for a year.
It was kind of a pain, I probably should have let it sit. 😅
This piece of green and gold fabric had been in my stash for a while. I love the gold snowflake pattern and thought it would be suitable for my Friesian model. I tried to switch things up by making less of a typical horse blanket and more of a costume-ish type of thing.
I added a black rope trim and a thick velvet collar, but it still felt too plain. I tried to add a little more interest by sewing a couple lines in the collar, and adding some gold rhinestones to the fabric.
I think that helped? I’m still kind of “ehh…” about it.
I think it’s one of those things that looks better in person than in photos. Still, it was nice to try something different! Maybe I’ll make a matching halter next December…
Speaking of snowflakes, Breyer officially released their 2023 product line early this week. Included in the lineup is the next Holiday Horse, Highlander. Last year I had the privilege to work on the prototype for his costume. Like previous years, this meant creating the 3D version of Breyer’s design. (I did create the plaid fabric pattern though) It’s had a few changes since I last saw it, but I think it came together really nice. I’m glad to see that people like him!