I found Rose's raised Cretan stitch on her blog when looking at everyone's work. This was not a stitch I was familiar with, so I used my trusty friend google to find instructions. Then I stuck both of them on my TAST Pinterest page so I could find them again later.
For the boy's pants I used Perle 5 DMC 321 and Ribbon Floss 142F-12. They are just slanted satin stitch.
For the belt I used 3 strands of mystery floss from a stash given to me by a friend some time ago. She had gathered a lot of odds and ends and put them in a bag. Some were orts, some were whole skeins. And everything in between. I did the back stitch base with the floss. Then I added 2 strands of the metallic sewing thread (also a mystery fiber) that I used in his sleeves to do the raised Cretan. A bit of the metallic sewing thread is pinned at the bottom so you can see it.
|Close up of the Raised Cretan Belt|
|Boy got pants and a belt|
|Bag of partly unided thread|