More Softies

9 11 2013

So, since the weekend, I’ve made two more softies and two sets of pajamas.

Meet White

Zeb named this one White, and decided she is Black’s sister. I’m just going with it. I overstuffed the arms and legs on this one, which made it difficult to put the whole thing together. White has this weird pinch going on at the crotch which just irritates me, but I’m not taking the stuffing out and unpicking to fix it. White’s staying at home, anyway.

White also uses the Meep pattern from Shiny Happy World. I remember to fold over the ears, so there’s less of a sheep look to white.

Cat Softie

This one doesn’t have a name yet. I made this kitty softie for me, from the Pip pattern from Shiny Happy World. I used my all-time favorite fabric, because who could resist a cat made out of sugar skull fabric? Definitely not me!

This softie went together very smoothly. Practicing on Black and White made this one go quickly.

Elephant Pajamas

Once I’d made Black and White, I decided to try my hand pajamas. I started with some novelty-ish elephant fabric from Joann’s. I saw this remnant in the bin and grabbed it without even thinking about it. This particular fabric practically demanded to be made into softie pajamas!

Not perfect – I put the cut out for tails too high, and I had some issues putting the shirt together. The instructions aren’t as clear as they could be in some places, and it seems like the photos aren’t showing what they should. This might be me, and the fact that I printed my instructions in gray scale.

Floral Pajamas

Tonight, once I got home, I decided that I needed to do a second set of pajamas. These worked out much better, though I still ran into some difficulty in working the shirt up. I think the next time I make these, I’ll be able to just follow my gut, and override what the instructions are telling me to do. I did a little bit of that tonight, so I could end up with a slightly more finished product. This fabric is also from Joann’s.

Tomorrow’s a Stitch ‘N’ Bitch day, so I’m going to plan on chugging through a bunch of Swoon blocks, but once I get home, I’m definitely murdering a Muppet again, and making another cat softie in the hot pink faux fur. I’d do it at Sandi’s but I don’t want to leave errant pink fur everywhere. I might cut fabric, though, for a dress.

I want to dress the cat softie in an Elegant Gothic Lolita type outfit. I don’t have embellishments for it, but I think it’ll be hilarious and adorable. First thing’s first though… running through a test of the dress pattern. I want to make sure of how it does together, so I’ll be making a dress out of some quilting cotton that I otherwise wouldn’t use. These softies are a great way of using fabric that I’m no longer in love with.

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2 responses

11 11 2013
Robyn in Oz

Loving those softies! And the PJs aren’t too bad, either! Great work and enjoy the departure from piecing quilt bits.

16 11 2013
Grey Cat Quilts

I’ve enjoyed the break, and now I’ve got to find time to finish up more clothes.

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