Added Mar 26, 2012
Newport, Rhode I...
This was attempt to adapt Beach Baby design to a science guy. Took a light bulb shape for his head. I still prefer the rounded w/ chin faces, so next “Elmer” will be a bit pudgier!
For the body, I used a vintage sheet reenforced with interfacing, my new friend. Made stuffing smoother. Also, used needle nose pliers to pull needle through when attach. arms, head, eyes & hair. Stripes matched up easily.
I discovered when making holes for arms in sweater using sock monkey sock (no sock monkeys harmed in this effort!) that they become HUGE when stitched.
Legs were inserted & next try, I wish arms to be, too. They were sewn on after stuffing. Hair, as always, fabric strips. Yarn just does not work for me. Eyes appliqued.
Elmer has a lab coat & goggles of Shrink Art. Feet, yet, to be covered. Leather was my expertise on my aircraft job. Sadly, for the shoes, a challenge.
Posting on BS not an ego thing, an “I am somewhat satisfied, time for new project.” A selfish little push for me-so be it. Everytime I learn something new.
Cotton, polyester, printed twill tape, polyester fill, elastic, floss, thread, Shrink Art plastic, marker, ink jet printed label
Hit the city streets in adventurous looks with utilitarian details like cargo pockets and belts.
Twists on feminine classics, like a bold patterned shift dress and pants with a racing stripe.
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