Monday, April 4, 2011

A quick progress report on the dog pattern that my grandma had. I had planned on scanning the pattern sheet but it is too big for my scanner...so I bought some tracing paper and I am going to trace the pattern pieces:So nice and transparent!Since this tracing paper is wide, 18", I can just tape it over the uncut pattern sheet and trace the individual pattern pieces:and then cut them out: I have labeled the individual pieces, 9 in total and now I will be able to work from these, rather than cutting up the original pattern sheet. The materials list for this project include 1/2 yard of 36" wide fabric, cotton batting for stuffing, six-strand embroidery floss, contrasting fabric for the tongue and nose, and two buttons for the eyes. Now I just need to select my fabric. The directions on the pattern sheet suggest using calico, cotton print, sateen, velvet, terry cloth, "a furry" ?!, or a plain cotton material. I would like to use fabric with a small print, maybe even a houndstooth check. I will keep posting my progress.

6 comments:

Laura Maxell said...

ooooh, i can't wait to see what it looks like when you're finished.

big B said...

Thank you! Hopefully it won't take me too long. There was also a cat pattern and I am planning on making that too!

Farah Muzaffar said...

Looks interesting, waiting what you creative hands do...
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Farah

Sewing Daisies said...

ooo how exciting! I can't wait to how he/she turns out :-D

xh

Libby said...

Awwww...I can't wait to see what you do! Your work is always so neat!!

big B said...

Thank you ladies - I think he is going to be fun to sew - I just want to find the right fabric!