Project: Molly Monkey
Pattern: Free from mmmcrafts.
Finished size 21″
Fabric: Corduroy, felt
I really had fun on the sew-in this week! Molly Monkey was featured on the Fabric.com blog recently, and I happened to see it during my blog reading. I just had to make her myself.
Printing the pattern was a little strange. There’s no size square so that you know when you’ve printed it properly, so I tried first at 100%. That looked ok and was what I eventually used, but my printer didn’t print some portions of the pattern at that size. I tried two other scaling options, which printed nicely but looked small–usable, but small.
In the end I guessed at the missing lines and drew them in. That worked fine.
Now that I’ve sewn and turned the larger pieces, I’m really glad that I didn’t try to go with one of the options that printed “right.”
During the sew in last night, I made some arms, legs and a tail:
And a body:
Made a head:
Sewed it all together and turned it inside out:
And came up with a real cutie who’s ready for stuffing:
I (natch) changed a few things about the pattern and sewing order, so her tail’s not on yet. I’ll get to that.
You can’t have a monkey without a tail.