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« on: December 11, 2010 04:14:54 AM »

I saw the dragon plushie that rlynn had sewn, and that there was a pattern, and I knew I had to try it!  I've been looking for cute dragons for my boys, and this is definitely the cutest I've seen, and I can even make it for them myself!

I decided to do a prototype test run with fabric laying around the house, since I have little sewing experience aside from a jordy bag, a sad, sad quilt, and a little flannel baby blanket.  I'm very glad I did, because BOY was it a learning experience!  But I stuck with it, and actually finished it!  And I love it very much, even if the batting for one of the wings is on the outside instead of on the inside, and even though the drawn on seam lines show in spots  Roll Eyes

This one was made from some printed cotton I had hoarded and from an old pillow case.  The next two (at least!) will be made from fleece like the pattern says to do.  I hope the fleece will be a little more forgiving. 

rlynn's post - http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=362259.msg4251714;topicseen#msg4251714
pattern - http://www.etsy.com/shop/DIYFluffies?ref=top_trail

« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2010 04:34:21 AM »

The fleece will be more forgiving.

That said, he's pretty cute.
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2010 06:21:23 AM »

That's amazing. I wish I could sew like that. I'm currently working with a hand me down modern singer, and I swear it hates me. Your boys must be so happy with him!
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« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2010 07:42:25 AM »

He's adorable!  You are way braver than I am, trying it out in cotton and flannel.

« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2010 09:01:49 AM »

He's so cute!! I think he turned out great.  :-)

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« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2010 09:07:10 AM »

I think he is adorable!  Fleece will be more forgiving.  I love fleece!
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« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2010 09:23:27 AM »

He is super cute but I agree I think you will love it even more in fleece. It's like felt but stretchier and it hides flaws well. Great job on this little guy can't wait to see more!
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« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2010 09:34:18 AM »

so adorable! it'll look even cuter in fluffy fleece.

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« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2010 09:52:22 AM »

Thanks for the comments, everyone!  I finished it last night after my son went to bed, and he's been playing with it a lot this morning (even though this one is for me!)  Looking forward to trying it out with fleece later today!  Oh, and what should I use to mark the pattern on fleece?  I just used a pen on this first one, because the fabric was light and it was my test run.
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« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2010 09:59:28 AM »

good question.  I just pinned the pattern to the fleece and cut.  fleece is fuzzy so I imagine writing on it would be hard.  but maybe someone else has some ideas. 

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