Thursday, January 27, 2011

Pattern Pact 1:12

Pattern Pact 2011 has officially been kicked off! Our flickr group can be found here.

Don't know about Pattern Pact 2011? Read about it here.

On to my first pact project of the year. The Mermaiden from Hillary Lang's Wee Wonderfuls.

I bought the book ages ago when it first came out and had many plans for making these adorable dolls, but never got around to it.

Our friend's daughter who is 3 weeks older than Big Sister Bear had a birthday party a few weekends ago. I was short on time and wanted to give her something handmade. I thought the Mermaiden would be quick and simple to whip up...and it was!

Hillary's instructions are clear and easy to follow. I used a fuchsia 21 wale corduroy remnant I found at Joann's for the hair and the fin fabric is from Jay McCarroll's Woodland Wonderland fabric line.

She was a big hit and will be well loved. I plan on making more of these for the cubs with some fun embellishments.


Beth said...

So cute! I am all over getting Pattern Pact pulled together this weekend!

jay mccarroll said...

i never imagined, when designing that line, that it would end up interpreted as mermaid skin. so clever and cute! happy sewing!