Monday, 2 August 2010

Sophie's First Softie

Sophie had these two T-shirts which she has grown out of but are not the right size for the quilt we have started. So she sat and thought about it, then spotted one of my Craft magazines.
Sophie decided that it was time to make a softie and here is her design!! Complete with strips.
She did ask me to make a pattern that was even on both sides. I have problems with that sometimes but over the years pattern making and the need for accuracy meant that I got over this. Draw the side that works for you, fold the paper in half and out round the good side. Open up and you then have the full shape.
Sophie then pinned it on to the first t-shirt all by herself and used my new (cheap) pink scissors to cut it out. Again she asked for a little help with some of the curves, but she did most of it herself.
She is trying out an idea here with some fleece.
Here are all of the pieces cut out and ready to sew. This took quite a while and was left until the following evening when Sophie would come with me to my sewing group. She only comes with me during the school holidays as it finishes at 9pm.
This is what Sophie made!! Her very first softie which she designed herself. The features are hand sewn on by herself. We forgot the hair and then decided it looked better without it!
We still have the second T-shirt so another softie may be on the cards. It has a name too............
WORTY.
I have no idea why and after nearly 8 years being a Mum there are times when it is best not to question why.
It has turned out very well and she is delighted!!
xx
We are on our hols in Seaford at the moment but I hope to bring the odd post during the week.

10 comments:

mariana said...

What lovely doll...and more lovely if it was made by child hands...congratulations por Sophie and for the teacher...

kathy said...

I LOVE IT. TELL SOPHIE SHE DID A GREAT JOB AND I LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING THE NEXT ONE.

clare's craftroom said...

Worty looks wonderful !

Kandi said...

How wonderful, Sophie has done really well there!
Kandi x

Gina said...

Well done Sophie... Worty looks rather grand!

Jill Eudaly said...

how wonderful, recycling and passing on the skill of sewing. great design to boot!
well done,
Jill

Barbara said...

What a wonderful little softie she made! You should be so proud of her. The eyes look like eggs. LOL
Love it!

Hugs XX
Barbara

Chocolate Cat said...

Gosh Sophie did a great job! it is very cute!

Indigo Blue said...

Many thanks for all of your kind comments. Worty has been on hloiday with us this week and has had lots of fun in the sun!
xx

val said...

What a gorgeous little softie! And a FANTASTIC NAME!
Have a lovely weekend together :0)
Val

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