Today I have been working on making a head for the newer hand sewn guy. I wanted to try to make a pattern out of paper and see what I could come up with.
I started out by trying to build a shape with triangles. I am very easily frustrated and discouraged by paper engineering so I was prepared to take whatever came out of this.
|I needed to write on the pieces as soon as I taped them together so that I would remember what they were and where they went.|
|Yeah...as if this will be the end result...not likely.|
|Then I felt like I was ready to transfer the pattern pieces to fabric but I realized I better make a legend for myself just in case I couldn't figure out the pieces.|
|Yep -- it was a really good thing that I made the legend for myself because I could barely make sense out of the fabric pieces once I cut them.|
The pieces seemed to go together fairly well but I had to keep talking myself through it and stopping to figure it out. I also cut the nose flatter on the end...more beasty vs canine looking. And cool -- the farther along I got and handled the fabric longer, I found out that this is the same color-changing material that Sue used to have t-shirts out of...but this is fleecy horse wraps. She must not have had very many of them made because I've never seen them before.
I was very glad to find that the spikes in that old prototype were not secured to the fabric -- they were just poked through the holes...yay! no seam ripper time! I poked a few holes in the head and stuck some of the spikes through just to see how it might look later on. I stuffed in some fiberfill and I think I might be able to make this work. The head will keep taking on changing shapes with all of the spikes and so on. At any rate, it is a better size for the arms/hands. I'm done for tonight, though.