As many of you know my sister is busy making plushies, mainly anime characters. To be honest, I was the first one who got interested in sewing and making plushies but don’t get me wrong I am so happy for her and I admire her work. I don’t intend to be her rival in any way, I could never do what she does–all those little details are sure to drive me crazy.
A few years ago I made a felt doll from a free pattern but I never finished it. The poor doll is sitting in a drawer without clothes, hair or face. Fast forward to 2015 while I was looking through eBay in search for sewing patterns for my sister, I found this 7 inch doll pattern which it is a simple one. This pattern is a two-piece gingerbread man-like doll, meaning it is flat unlike the ones my sister makes. I told my sister about it and being awesome as she is, she told me to buy it to see if it was something that I would like to do or not.
My sister ironed, cut and laminated the pattern; she even gave me the fabric and the little mesh thing for the hair, so, I went to my craft room and begun sewing my little doll. One thing I was sure of, it was that I didn’t want to leave the doll unfinished like the other one. For the moment the dolls are barefoot until I can figure out a way to make shoes. So, I needed a character who didn’t need/wear any shoes; then, I remembered that Jack Frost from the Rise of the Guardians movie has no shoes and I like the character which it was a win-win.
I don’t really know how I made his hoodie; I don’t have a pattern for it. The pants I followed what my sister told me, just to follow the part of the pattern for his legs add a little more on the side and done! Now that I think about it, it would have been easier to do that for the hoodie too. Once the clothes were done I dressed up my tiny new doll. I struggled a little bit since the doll was already stuffed but I didn’t want the seams to be on the outside. Then, I glued the light brown thread on his legs for which I used embroidery floss.
To be honest, I am so happy with my first finished doll. I am even thinking of making another doll from the same pattern but this time I want to make a little girl. Hopefully I won’t be bitten by the lazy bug AGAIN [who seems to have made its home inside my room] and leave her mid-way.–
MekkaJack found someone who made him feel at home.
There is a spot open for another Jack!
It looks like somebody is planning something wicked for the new members, and it is not Naruto.