Dinosaur Evolution

When I get an idea in my head I think two things simultaneously.

1) I can do this in ten minutes and it will look AWESOME!


2) Kerry. You idiot. You know you can’t ace this first try.

So when I decided to make a dinosaur, I was under the impression that I would draw up a pattern real quick and have an super cute dino in about ten minutes. I think you know where this is going.

Attempt 1: I sewed the whole thing up and forgot to leave an opening to turn it right side in. Trash.

Attempt 2: Looks likes a naked cyndaquil. Trash.

Attempt 3: I couldn’t figure out how to close it, it had a giant hole in the chin, and it looked terrible. Trash.

Attempt 4: I reworked the pattern so it could hold its arms open and stand up unassisted. But it was still messy, had a lazy eye (on the other side. Like, halfway down it’s cheek. So weird), and a bunch of holes. Dog toy.

Attempt 5: Success! Free standing dino that LOOKS like a dino and doesn’t have any super ugly visible seams!

As it turns out, ten minutes in my head translates roughly into two nights and a lot more trash versions than I cared to photograph. But you know what? We got there!

3 Responses to “Dinosaur Evolution”

  1. 1 Jay January 5, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    It’s so cute! And the most important part is that you didn’t give up. High five!

  2. 3 kudosaru January 6, 2012 at 1:51 am

    Those last two are totally adorable!

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Hello, I’m Kerry! Maker. Sewist. Fan of all things bright.

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