Friday, March 17, 2017

Like Easter Sheep, but BIGGER

I wanted to draw my lab for my blog banner so I downloaded a 10 day free trial of Affinity Designer. I like it a lot. It's very useful. It's only $50 to buy, but I felt it was better to buy $50 worth of yarn because I can probably get that back selling what I knit. Don't think I'm going to get $50 for this blog.

But while the free trial was still good I thought I'd try drawing a pattern for a fleece sheep and figure out how to embed that in the blog. Here's the result. You should be able to pop out that image and save it or print it. It's sized for 8 1/2 x 11 paper. You can get all the pieces out of one 8"x 8" piece of fabric if you tighten up the arrangement.

This pattern is a longer legged version of a sheep I made for my new cousin Immy at Easter. I named her Bewildred Nostrilson. Because Immy is a newborn I doubled the ears and changed how I did the wire legs so they would be safe.

I made up a pattern for a coat that I really like. I made her two, a regular one and a colorful baaaathrobe to go over her baaathing suit. I sewed the bathing suit out of the toe of some pink cotton tights I'd cut up to to make poster weights. It was a halter top one piece and it was hilarious, but I didn't get a good picture of it.

Bewildred was intentionally made with very short legs so she would fit in this plastic egg.

I will now make the new version, explain how it's done and give the finished measurements. And then I'll write up the pattern for the coat in another post.

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