So after admiring all the dragon plushies here on craftster I finally caved and bought this pattern.
I used two different pieces of patterned minky fabric to make mine. I'm not sure I'd do that again since it makes it look very busy, but I had a lot of fun. The pieces that are made of the black and white minky mirror each other so both sides of the dragon are the same. It looks very cool when you view it from the back (which I was stupid and didn't get a picture of) but it made cutting this out take ages.
Seriously, laying and cutting all this out took about 3 hours. Next time I am buying a bigger piece of fabric if I want to try this since it was a pain to try and fit everything where I wanted it on the patterned fabric. I think the result was worth it in the end, but it was a time consuming process. I also had to shorten the tail a little to get it to fit.
The sewing was more fun than the cutting out at least. This cute dragon was pretty easy to put together, though my sewing machine decided it didn't like sewing through so many layers of minky about halfway through and stopped working so parts of this are handsewn.
Once I was all done sewing and stuffing, Sally the dragon got to go on her first adventure; a trip to the beautiful rhododendron gardens and to a nice cafe for chai. We even saw a lyrebird in the gardens and Sally found a huge mushroom to nom on.
Bonus picture of the lyrebird too if you want to have a look. It's rare that they'll hang around humans long enough to get their photo taken. This is the first time in the 8 years I've lived out here that I've seen one up close.