Adorable, right? I've had this idea for awhile---combining my love of crochet and sewing. And I would be lying if I didn't say this project wasn't a little like playing paper dolls---another of my major loves.
Mr. Fox was the first. I combined a few of my crochet patterns to make the doll part. Then I sat down with some paper to sketch out shirt, vest, and jacket patterns. After making sample clothes out of scrap fabric, I was ready to choose his wardrobe. DASHING!
Mr. Elephant came next. D.D. has always loved elephants. I had to pretty much create his body making up my own pattern. I don't know if you can tell, but he has a little belly paunch---D's idea.
I couldn't find gray yarn in the same brand I made the fox out of, so the elephant is a little smaller. That means I also had to tailor his clothes to be smaller. I LOVE his jacket! My Mom used this corduroy to make matching outfits for us girls when we were small.
Mr. Rabbit came third. His blue velvet jacket is so soft! (I have a Sylvia-Louise handbag made out of it!) I have other animals in mind to try. I'm not sure if I will be making these to sell or not. Much of the clothing is hand stitched due to the nature of it being so small. And these are not child safe toys. (Plastic eyes, small buttons)
So far I've only made gentlemen. I'm not sure if I could make ladies outfits to equal those of the men. We'll see!