Next in the series of designs that Miranda has requested is the rose capelet. (See also the Bunny Express Vest). This is another design that she saw in a Happy Happy Clover manga.
Here is the design drawing I found on my table. It was followed by several others, but this one I think captured [...]
My daughter recently got a Kirby game for her DS and asked me to make her a Kirby mascot. I based the pattern on the Kirby on the cover of the video game. It was a pretty simple pattern.
You can download the pattern for this mascot.
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This pointy cat was made from a free pattern available over at Wee Wonderfuls. Its quite easy. The only difficult part was stuffing the extremely thin tail. I cheated and glued on the felt stripes. My three year old chose the fabric.
This is a VERY interesting research project by Yuki Igarashi and Takeo Igarashi, both Ph.D. students at the University of Tokyo. The Plushie-e software is used to design soft toys interactively. The system develops the pattern as you go, showing the design view and the pattern view side-by-side. Its very impressive. A beta version of the software [...]
I adore vintage apron patterns. I have a large collection, and have scanned the covers of a few to use them as decorations on the walls of my sewing room. Here is a gallery of photos. Sorry for the slow load times, but I’ve included full-resolution pictures in case you want to print them.
I have a large and ever-expanding collection of pattern magazines, including several years worth of Burda, Burda for Toddlers and Babies, Topkids, etc.. Each magazine contains 20 to 40 complete patterns. They’re wonderful!
What I didn’t like was that every time I’m looking around for a certain style of pattern, and wanted to check my [...]
I didn’t organize my patterns until fairly recently. At last count I have over 800 patterns. Its a lot, but it definitely doesn’t put me in the category of “great pattern stashers of the 20th century”. I store my patterns in cardboard boxes; some bought for that purpose, some are old computer-paper boxes. My sister, [...]