Featured Project – A Pair Of Wonderland Wonders

We’ve seen the fabulous work of  Judith and her daughter Freeke before, most notably on our facebook page, but when she sent us these images of two out-of-this-world Alice costumes, we knew they deserved their very own Featured Project post. After all, we’re always suckers for a new Alice project, and this time we got TWO wonderland wonders for the price of one!

Judith & her daughter are from the Netherlands, so her answers are short and sweet, but the amazing photos of these gorgeous embroidered costumes is more than enough to keep your eyes happy! Read on to learn a little about the ideas behind each Wonderland costume and the embroidery she added to them…

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What started this project? What were the costumes for?

I started the project because I saw the Wonderland designs on your page. I started searching for a reason to embroider them on something, because I liked the designs a lot! The costumes were for my daughter who was planning on wear them at am upcoming fantasy fair.

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What’s the blue Alice costume all about? What designs did you use to make it?

There was a group with who were going to do a photo shoot with, and they were discussing an Alice in Wonderland theme. That’s what started the hunt, and when I found the Wonderland embroidery designs the costume followed.

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This blue Alice costume with the rabbit ears on the hat is supposed to have the rabbit “hiding” in it. The rest is a new twist on Alice. My daughter hasn’t gotten a chance to wear it yet at the fantasy fair.

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What kinds of challenges did you face in making this costume? 

I had quite a bit of trouble making the rabbit hat. It was the first time I made a hat and I didn’t really know what materials to use!

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Tell us a little about the other Alice costume… 

The costume from this photoshoot was a ‘Black Alice’ theme because we made it around Halloween, but she wore for this photo shoot last Sunday. It ended up being sort of a wintery scene in the summer, because the Black Alice also had a hooded jacket as part of the outfit.

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What kinds of designs did you end up using on this costume?

On the apron I used a design of a raven and a chain, because it look a little boring without them. I also used the Blackthorn design pack for the Black Alice coat.

I can’t remember how long it took to embroider them, but they were easy to do. Thankfully, there weren’t many threads I needed to cut.

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How are people reacting to the costumes and all the embroidery?

I get a lot of nice replies on the embroidery designs and the costume. People are very enthusiastic about them. 

Any other fun project planned for the future?

I’m currently working on a Steampunk Geesekeeper costume for my daughters. I also would like to do a costume with the Dark Fairytales designs. I don’t know what it would be yet, but I think that they could make a very nice costume. 

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Thank you so much for sharing your amazing sewing skills Judith, and to Freeke for her awesome modeling skills. She makes a perfect Alice! I’m sure these costumes will be a hit the fantasy fair. And I know we’re all just dying to see the next costume you two dream up! I bet Halloween this year will be epic.

Do you want to have your project featured on StitchPunk? Drop us a line at blog@urbanthreads.com or upload your Urban Threads stuff to our flickr group!

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15 Responses to “Featured Project – A Pair Of Wonderland Wonders”

  1. 1
    Jim Miller says:

    Hey, those are really cool! Looks like some bike thieves live in that neighborhood. Seriously.

    • Freeke says:

      Hi Jim,

      Thanks!
      I understand what you say but we are a big family with 10 people and ereyone have his own bike. :)

  2. 2

    Great Costumes! Really inspired!

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    Barbara Dannenfelser says:

    Your pieces are great! Would love to be in any of them!

  4. 4
    Carla says:

    I’m totally speechless! All I can say is …..WOW! Absolutely awesome job!

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    Tami says:

    Awesome work. I also create costumes and that is a LOT of work. You must be so proud of those.

  6. 6
    Sherri says:

    I love them !! You have got some great talent!! I been dabbling at sewing for years I think its time I got down to business and gave it a real try . Thank You for the inspiration !!!!!!!!

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    maria m says:

    This is what embroidery is all about !! This is certainly a work of art. My eyes didn’t know where to go first. Amazing attention to detail.You are a true craftperson. You have truly inspired me.
    Bravo!

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    Miriam M. says:

    Wow! It´s fantastic. The costum was so cool. Great work.

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    timewrinkler says:

    Absolutely fantastic! Freeke is so adorable :)

  10. 10
    Danae says:

    I am waiting to see a Dark Fairy Tails Red Riding Hood with wolf ears from these two

  11. 11
    Charlene says:

    Awesome and inspiring work!

  12. 12
    Shawn Fyksen says:

    Wow!! Makes me want to start planning for MY Halloween costume! (Not just the grandkids’)

  13. 13
    Shawn Fyksen says:

    To Danae: I totally agree with you! Bring it, girls.

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    pauline says:

    I will be keeping watch. Cannot wait for more of your work.

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