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« on: August 29, 2006 10:27:10 AM »

(I'm going to be writing this at work in between calls so if it sounds a little disjointed I aplogize!)

I just finished the Ocean Friends swap and my partner asked for a Jaguar Shark a la Life Aquatic.  

I sketched one out, bought some fabric one dark for the top and light for the bottom (and then saw the movie and realized it's all dark, d'oh!).  It was kind of expensive, faux leather, home decor fabric (this is coming from the girl who mostly uses old suits and shirts and cheapy felt, so to most people it may not have been expensive) but once I saw it I'd never have been happy with anything else.

Since it was more complicated than my regular stuffies (just two pieces of felt back to back) I made a few test runs on some muslin to try to figure out my game plan.  I ended up hand sewing the entire thing because 1) it was really thick! and 2) I was deathly afraid of screwing up and I figured I'd be able to follow the pattern more closely by hand.



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These were very last minute but I love them.  They're right in the place where I stiched him up.



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I miss him terribly and even though he took forEVER and I tore up my hand pushing the needle through that thick fabric I'm going to make two more.  One for myself and one to sell Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2006 10:41:06 AM »

That is fantastic.   Great fabric choices.  It really looks good.  And hand sewed?  You must be crazy.  Nice job.   Wink
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« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2006 07:37:22 AM »

Wow, he came out really well!  Nice pattern making.
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« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2006 08:41:50 AM »

wow! i love ity!
Supper cool! and i love teh kitty Wink
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« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2006 01:43:33 PM »

I love the shark and the one thing I learnt with using vinyl or any thicker materials was to use a thimble, took me ages to adjust to it but my fingers thank me for it!
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« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2006 02:40:39 PM »

I love the shark and the one thing I learnt with using vinyl or any thicker materials was to use a thimble, took me ages to adjust to it but my fingers thank me for it!

I definitely thought about it but was too lazy to go find mine Wink  I will keep that in mind next time!

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