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A is for Alligator, C is for Crocodile

Added Jan 30, 2012

by seasidelaundry

Newport, Rhode I...






Man’s wool herringbone sport jacket becomes a friendly crocodile. This poor guy, during development of my pattern, suffered many surgeries & the wounds are visible.
The wool was wonderful quality, but, I should have known to interface 1st. MUCH easier to copy design on & would have prevented distortion of seams as he was filled & closed. So, I learn.
Thinking way to go for Beach Baby dolls, as well..adding “body” to the body. Maybe less bunching when stuffing, too!
He is jointed, as the bears, with hardboard discs, washers, steel screws & locknuts to allow movement.
I was amazed he could stand freely, but, am adapting somewhat for next fellow. Have a name & a concept…so am not giving up the “ship” quite yet. He would be quite fun to dress, accessorize. Have flippers for him-ha!
A “toy” but, not for small children.

Material Notes

Wool fabric, polyester filling, rayon lining (eyes), hardboard discs, steel screws, washers, locknuts, and thread.




Summer, Spring
Garment Type
Beach, Punk, Vintage
Rayon, Wool

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    Feb 5, 2012, 12.11 PMby zaarissima

    I can only connect to the other Ladies: He is sooo cute! I love this animal!!!

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      Feb 6, 2012, 04.27 AMby seasidelaundry

      Thank you. No matter how inspired I become from seeing others’ work…I will never be able to make a camel like yours!

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      Feb 8, 2012, 01.04 PMby zaarissima

      But of course you can! And probably much better then me!

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    Feb 1, 2012, 05.56 AMby seasidelaundry

    Googled Gena & wow! He is so famous! Cute you tube videos, comics, etc. What wonderful characters for childhood!

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    Jan 31, 2012, 11.36 AMby junespoon

    CUTE!!! I love it – brimming with life, as are all your creations!

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      Jan 31, 2012, 09.55 PMby seasidelaundry

      Very kind-coming from the Princess of Camping! I can happily fall to sleep/dreams with images of your quilt bed covers!

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    Jan 31, 2012, 02.27 AMby seasidelaundry

    Ha! Maybe from my Russian DNA! I can not wait to look up your references…so much fun! We are very much into cartoon characters! Even my youngest & his girlfriend, using them for inspiration in many ways for art and music. Thank you for the information-I will be the new biggest fan!

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