SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login
 

Platinum Sponsor
Fashion Fabrics Club
Fashion Fabrics Club

Forum > Creative Sewing > Olivia's Best Toy? ( Moderated by Lynnelle)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
Olivia's Best Toy?
Please tell me it's supposed to look homemade!
Coconuts
star
Coconuts  Friend of PR
Intermediate
Michigan USA
Member since 12/2/09
Posts: 1356
Send Message

      



Date: 12/18/11 6:40 PM

So, my sister wants Olivia's Best Toy for one of my nieces (honestly, I'm not sure which one, since she's been looking for over a year, which might make it a little young for the older, and the too old for the younger, but whatever). I've barely been able to find pictures, just a book that makes it look like two spheres with arms, legs, and ears.

I'm not so good at self-drafted spheres- can someone with the book please tell me it's supposed to be "homemade" looking?

Sew4Fun
starstarstarstar
Sew4Fun
Advanced
AUSTRALIA
Member since 6/23/04
Posts: 4874
Send Message

      



In reply to Coconuts


Date: 12/18/11 7:21 PM

Are you talking about the Olivia the Pig books? In particular Oliver...The Missing Toy?
Olivia...the missing toy
If so, I think the soft toy is supposed to look "well loved". You can see the toy in the YouTube clip above if it helps.

Edited to add: Btw the way if you are struggling with the pattern itself there are plenty of downloadable (pdf) soft toy patterns, both free and for purchase. Look on Etsy and/or Goggle soft toy sewing patterns. I'm sure you could find a basic pattern and adapt it to look like Olivia's missing toy.

-- Edited on 12/18/11 7:32 PM --

------
Belinda. Melbourne, Australia
http://sew-4-fun.blogspot.com/

Coconuts
star
Coconuts  Friend of PR
Intermediate
Michigan USA
Member since 12/2/09
Posts: 1356
Send Message

      



Date: 12/19/11 10:36 AM

That is the book, thanks. I made a pattern (the head is actually completely done), and it doesn't look horrible, but it definitely looks like a homemade toy. I was just hoping it was supposed to!

gramma b
star
gramma b
USA
Member since 7/25/08
Posts: 3012
Send Message

      



Date: 12/19/11 6:36 PM

I get weird creature ideas from Etsy. Just use the word Softies and also search Blogs for many free patterns. I think it all probably started with the trademarked "Ugly Dolls."
The funny monsters are great for boys. I made 2 for an immigrant friend's little boys and they sleep with them all the time. Another thing fun is if the kids are old enough to draw, have them draw their own doll or creature, then trace to make a doll from it.

Go to Page:
Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview

printable version Printable Version

* Advertising and soliciting is strictly prohibited on PatternReview.com. If you find a post which is not in agreement with our Terms and Conditions, please click on the Report Post button to report it. Creative Sewing >> Olivia's Best Toy?

 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Break your Serger Out of the Box
Break your Serger Out of the Box

Register

Expert Sewing Techniques for Jackets
Expert Sewing Techniques for Jackets

Register

Self Drafted Pattern 155822-1003

photo
by: ssssdeb

Review
New Look 6143

photo
by: mnitts

Review
You Sew Girl Best Dress Pattern

You Sew Girl Best Dress Pattern

Buy Now
J Stern Designs Top with two collars and a Peplum Pattern

J Stern Designs Top with two collars and a Peplum Pattern

Buy Now

Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Shipping Rates | Returns & Refunds | Contact Us | About | New To PR | Advertising

Copyright © 2014 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.