I attempted to make my first softie this week. I'm not sure it worked out as well as it could have and there are certainly things I will do differently next time. I bought this lovely pattern from The Red Thread...
with this very sweet little face!
I actually wanted to make a trial Ooshka first since my sewing skills are quite questionable and so I have only used some cheap fat quarters from Lincraft. I also didn't want to ruin that beautiful face above my sticking her onto a freaky doll so I tried to make a felt one (which the pattern gives you directions for as well).
Are you ready for her?
And her felty face.
And her scary bottom join.
So, some issues...
- Next time I wont use cheap iron-on stuff for the face. It hasn't stuck very well and I would be reluctant to give her to a small person to play with in case her face got eaten off. So praps I should have sewn her eyes and lips and cheeks as well as ironed them on.
- I definately would make her again as the instructions were really easy to follow but she really, really needs some nice fabric in her body and some embellishments, like a nice scarf round her neck and a flower for her hair (which the pattern suggests anyway).
- I need to know how to finish that opening off nicely. Once I turned her in the right way and stuffed her I was a bit perplexed with how the professionals tidy up her bottom. Tips anyone?
I'm actually going to buy the boy pattern as well since he comes with super cute little glasses and a cape!
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