Huge thank you for your comments on the last post, they were very helpful and I’d rather lost my perspective, as sometimes happens when you’ve been looking at the same design for a while. The general opinion was to stick with the original eye (Jenny, you are right in that the smaller eye does stand out more in ‘real life’) but maybe a little larger so that’s what I’ve gone with. Also, thanks to everyone who has dropped by the Folksy interview, I was really pleased to read such encouraging comments, made me smile.
And so, on with the post.
As with everything I make, there always seems a need/excuse for more supplies; in the case of the foxes it was buttons.
You’d think I have enough by now as my shelf is lined with glass jars filled with beads, buttons and bits and pieces but I wanted them to be ‘just right’, the details are very important to me.
In the end I actually went with a smaller, more simple button, as you do (but the new ones are perfect for the Linen Cats so will get used) and here is the finished Mr Fox, with his clothing.
His pants took quite a while to cut, not necessarily the pattern, but the construction process. I am a bit finicky about raw seams and even with my trusty overlocker, prefer them to be hidden but I’m happy with the results, the side button fastens over the tail and they are constructed of 2 layers of linen with all the seams hidden.
I am rather in love with the Liberty Lawn cravat, and his little waistcoat is lined with red herringbone brushed cotton to match.
Details, details, details…..I think I might need help!
The boys were amazing yesterday afternoon, allowing me to sew; sadly they were a little less patient this morning whilst I tried to photograph Mr Fox so these images are rather rushed, but I’m aware blogging time will be limited for the next few weeks and wanted to get this post written before the first Fox goes off in the post (I wasn’t kidding when I said I have pre-orders).
Hope you like him 🙂