This was a really fun project – an elf who works in Santa’s reindeer stable. The most fun was the clothes.
I made the body with the same fabric I was planning to use for the sleeves so I didn’t have the make a blouse.
The jodpurs are dupioni silk with ultrasuede patches to reduce chafing when she rides!
Her vest is faux fur and in the back has two long tails – split to spill nicely over the reindeer’s back – ending in gold bells.
And for the jeweled decoration, I finally found a good home for a treasured but broken Christmas pin that a friend gave me about 20 years ago. It really feels good to be using it here.
Her hair is essentiall a cap I made of faux fur – the same faux fur I used to trim the Wayfarer’s cloak.
Oh, and the buckles on her riding boots are salvaged from an old pair of shoes.
My favorite detail is the pearls I glued on the puffed part of the sleeves to echo the tiny pearls on the pin. I think it’s really elegant. I’ve ordered two vintage red glass drops for her earrings from an Etsy shop that I like very much, Yummy Treasures. Can’t wait till they arrive!