Hello! For a while now, my most requested sprite patterns here at Dork Stitch have been alternate outfit cross stitch charts for Squall and Rinoa from Final Fantasy VIII. I have absolutely nothing against the game, so I really have no idea or explanation as to why I haven't made these patterns before now. Today, however, I have four new patterns to fill this request, since someone asked for one of Selphie over the weekend, too, so a whole slew of FFVIII alternate outfit sprite patterns await you!
Even though I should probably save this for the end of the post, I think I'll start things off with the special pattern for the day, which actually depicts Rinoa and Squall dancing at the ball from the game. I did their alternate outfits at the start of the night when I was doing all of these, but when I dug through reference pictures, I at some point decided that, if I were going to make normal patterns of their outfits, I might as well try to make them dancing, too. It took a while, and a pile of sprite editing, too, to get it to look right at all, and after I had the chart done, I test stitched it, too, just to make sure that when it was actually cross stitched, it didn't look weird and blobby. It was fun to do a more elaborate pattern like this, and I hope that those of you reading that stitch these charts will enjoy stitching it, too. Here is the pattern of Squall and Rinoa at their fancy ball.
Dork Stitch Facebook page and I'll do my best to make a chart of them.