I'm trying to come up with a submarine plush/pillow. I can't decide/figure out how to go about this. I figure if I split it into two panels it will look a bit flat. I'm not quite sure how many pieces I should make just for the body alone. Should it be two top halves and a bottom panel like some of the whale patterns I've seen but without the tail? Or should I try to do something like a ball pattern with six different slices? So basically in other people's experience and opinion...
1. How many slices or pattern pieces should the body of the submarine be?
2. Should they be equal sizes or different.
3. If I made it two pieces would enough stuffing making it more perfectly round?
I'm wanting it to look something like this. http://www.cutelittlefactory.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/yellow-submarine.jpg
I have some experience creating plushies but nothing this three dimensional and I've been mostly crocheting for the past couple years, but I'm determined to get back to work with sewing. Thanks a ton.
And I'm wanting this to be rather large maybe about 12 - 18'' and I'm making it out of fleece.