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1  Re: Pink giraffes!! in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by Sewing_Gimp on: August 10, 2007 09:33:01 AM
Here's the pattern!!

- 1/4 yd of Fleece or felt
-scrap of felt for hoofs, nose, and horns
-scrap felt for spots -OR- fabric paint/marker (also for eyes)
-needle, thread, scissors

1. Cut out all the pieces and seperate into piles- legs, body, and head.  (If sewing spots on, cut out spots and sew them all on before  doing anything else. If coloring or gluing, wait until everything is sewn together and stuffed)

2. Sew the ears to the head side pieces (where the red mark is on the pattern piece)

3. Sew the side pieces to the top of head piece, with the horns sewn in on the green mark. Sew the nose to the narrow end of the 3 pieces.

4. Sew the narrow end of the chin to the nose, then match up the sides of the chin to the sides of the head. (There will be a hole in the back of the head where the head will attach to the neck). Turn right-side out. Put to the side.

5.  Sew the stomach piece to the 2 sides of the body, then sew the body pieces together down the back and neck. There should be a hole at the top of neck, and 4 holes for the legs.

6. Keep the body inside out, and tuck the head inside the top of the neck- the top of the head should be facing BACKWARDS inside the neck. Sew the sides of the neck to the edge of the hole in the head. Flip the entire body right-side out through one of the leg holes.

7. Lay out the leg pieces, turning over 1 piece of each set (so you have a right and left leg for the front and back) Sew the inner leg pieces to the outer leg pieces, then turn right-side out CAREFULLY.

8. Sew the top hoof pieces to the bottem hoof pieces, matching up the curve and notch. Turn right-side out and put a small bit of stuffing in the hoof. Sew the hoof to the bottem of the leg (on right side). Stuff the bottem half of the legs.

9. Matching the right sides together,  sew the outside of the leg to curved hole on the body. Flip the leg downward and sew the top inside of the leg to the edge of the hole on the stomach piece. Repeat for 2 more legs.

10. Sew the top of the last leg the same as the other 3, but completly stuff the giraffe before sewing the inside seam of the leg. Tack on the tail, and either glue or draw the the spots and eyes on the giraffe.

   And there ya go!! Now you have a giraffe of your very own ^_^ If you have any questions on the instructions, just ask me. I've never written instructions like this before but I did my best ^_^ Enjoy!
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2  Pink giraffes!! in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by Sewing_Gimp on: August 06, 2007 03:36:20 PM
Well, I was browsing google for pictures of stuffed animals and came across a 6ft stuffed giraffe.  So I printed out the picture and after several attempts, came up with a pattern for a mini version. The first giraffe I made came out all wonky  @_@  But I refined the pattern and came out with a second one, which looked a MILLION times better.

  These 2 are made of pink fleece and colored with sharpie markers. Yes, one of them has a broken leg *awww* The big one is about a foot tall, and the little one is around 9-10 inches tall.

  And one day I plan on making a 6ft tall stuffed giraffe. I already drew out the pattern ^_^

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3  World's tiniest stuffed animal in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by Sewing_Gimp on: July 06, 2007 01:41:35 PM
I took a break from sewing costume commissions, found a pattern for a stuffed dog, shrunk it, and came up with THIS!!

The little guy is made of blue striped fleece, is fully stuffed, and has glass seed beads for eyes and a thread nose. He only took about 15 minutes to make!  (and yes, that's a penny beside him!)

*EDIT* Puppy now has a friend:
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4  Civil War Ball gown (lots of images!!) in Costumes: Completed Projects by Sewing_Gimp on: July 04, 2007 09:02:30 AM
Hello everyone! My name's Wendy, I'm new to the board ^_^

  This is my first Civil War Ball gown, I designed it myself, then compltly hand-sewed the entire thing (included all 6 undergarment pieces!!) I used Simplicity patterns #5724, #5726, and #9764 as references, but most of the gown and undergarments are from scratch. The gown took about 5 months to finish!! 

Here is the design:

 So now I'll tell you a little about me! I'm 18 yrs old and will be a freshman at West Virginia University in August. I'm doing a double major in Costume and Graphic Design. I've been sewing for about 13 years now, and designing and making my own costumes for about 8 years. I run my own business making and selling costumes on commission, and am doing pretty well with it! ^_^
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