Thursday, November 27, 2008

Designer Fabric Doggie



I had so much fun making this project! It started off with me buying a book from a local second-hand bookshop. The book was published in 1978 but has some great projects in it. I wanted to make this fabric dog in lilac for a colleague's baby due soon but I decided to first make one for myself. In pink of course!

The original pattern shows the dog made with corduroy and I tried that with the bright pink corduroy shown in the photo as the dog's "cushion". What a mission! The fabric is too thick and turning the body right side out was murder! Not to mention all the fluff this fabric shed all over my room! It was also too large. I had the pattern enlarged as per directions but boy it was big! So I downscaled the size and changed to cotton. The Heather Bailey pink peonies was perfect for it!


A close-up picture of the doggie's collar. I made it from a piece of pink felt and handstitched it and added a little bell I bought at a local fabric store. How cute is this?


A close-up of the doggies face. It is meant as a decorative item for your bed so the doggie is sleeping. Isn't it the cutest little thing? The eyes and nose are made with scrap pieces of felt and handstitched. The nose template is a heart shape. It now naps away in my craft room every day...

4 comments:

The little things said...

i love this puppy- It reminds me of one they had at Victoria's secret last christmas season. SO- I'm VERY disappointed with our postal service. It's been nearly 2 MONTHS and you still don't have your package. I am so sorry :( I hope it get there soon... ESP. before your holiday dinner. What are you planning for Christmas? How old are your kids? Do you love to shop for them? I envy your talents with sewing and WISH I could find the time, energy and craftiness to do what you do! I might have to come stay with you and learn a thing or 2:) I'm still hoping that package comes soon!!!

Zen Ventures said...

Oh so cute and pink! My daughter will love one of these! ha! I wish I can sew as good as you.

lenta said...

where can i find a good fabric shop around the johannesburg or pretoria area? all the fabric shops i go to have really ugly and old fashioned fabric

sewkalico said...

The dog is too cute!