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Six Degrees of Separation: The Hunger Games

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Who doesn’t love the Hunger Games?  We dedicated a month to Hunger Games sewing for CraftingCon a year ago, and I didn’t manage to get in on the action last time. In the mad dash to select shows and play the 6 degrees game, when I saw the opportunity to connect Stanley Tucci to Shall We Dance (blogged by Rachel here) I snatched it up!

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So which character did I sew for?

I originally had grand plans. Those that know me well know I always start with grand plans and have to scale them back to awesome plans, and then I have to scale them back again to plans I can actually complete.

My grand plans: The Badenator as Peeta, Harper as Katniss, Mackathanial as Gale, Archer as Finnick (wearing nothing but a strategically draped net, naturally)

Alas, everything was all dashed to pieces by the exciting adventure of my husband getting a new job! YAY for a new job! Not yay for having to abandon my fabric and patterns for a good chunk of time.

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So I knew I needed to simplify things. What if I actually sewed something for Stanley Tucci’s character? How cool would it be to make The Badenator into a mini Caesar Flickerman!? EEP! I even had pink temporary hair dye!

Obviously, I didn’t manage to get my fabric and patterns in time.

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The situation was dire, and very district 12-esque. What on earth could I do if I had to come up with a mostly handmade outfit and I couldn’t actually sew anything?

What would the people of district 12 do?

Use what they had on hand.

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A handmade beanie, vest and lined pants to the rescue!

Have you guessed who he is yet?

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Were you right?

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My little Gale Hawthorne is sporting all he would need for a day of hunting and gathering to provide for his family.

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His beanie was lovingly knit by his mother, using this pattern (slightly altered for a continuous cable pattern).

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His vest is a hand-me-down from his older brother. It was made from a hunting shirt that belonged to his dad, and is lined with fleece. I used the Hangout Hoodie pattern and hacked it during the Flip this Pattern series on FrancesSuzanne.

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Gale wears a lot of mandarin collars, so I though the way the collar on this vest stands is very appropriate.

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For hunting in cold weather my little Gale is grateful to have cozy, lined pants. These are the small fry skinny jeans widened to a straighter leg, lined and with an added cuff.

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These are extra long for growing room, very economical for a little boy in district 12. You can see they’ve been folded twice, so that only a little of the flannel cuff is peeking out.

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Gale’s shirt is one he got from the hobb by trading a few choice mushrooms. Not mama made, but good quality and well worn. His boots are also from the hobb, and are hand-me-downs from his older brother. Those Hawthornes are nothing if not resourceful.

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Gale will get plenty of rock and tree climbing use out of these clothes and pass them on to any younger siblings or cousins that need them.

 

Thanks for stopping by to see my Hunger Games inspired look! There are still more stops on the tour as we make our way back to Bacon!

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6 Responses to “Six Degrees of Separation: The Hunger Games”

  1. Katie says:

    I love it! And you’re right — Gale would totally use what was on hand and look awesome doing it, just like your little guy!

    The Hunger Games is one of my favorite series — I even managed to see the second Mockingjay when my parents were here over Thanksgiving 🙂

  2. Becca DuVal says:

    NAILED IT, as usual!! I can see the makings of a heartbreaker already 😀

  3. So cute! I adore those cuffs and what a great idea for growing length!

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