When I bought the clip-art for the snorkeling ornament, I noticed that JW Illustrations also had a cute clip-art package called Zombie Kids. Like most teens, Mariah is caught up in the zombie craze. I thought it would be fun to make an ornament to commemorate this fascination. Here's Zombie Zoey:
I did something different method-wise on this one that I really wound up liking. Skirts and legs are always problematic. I usually stitch each leg to the skirt front, and stitch legs to the skirt back. Then I stitch the front and back together as one piece. When you do that, you sometimes wind up with a little something weird happening . . . . like this:
See how the skirt creeps down on the legs and up between the legs? Not a fan. I knew with the jagged bottom of Zoey's skirt, I'd wind up with all kinds of distortion if I tried to do it the normal way. Instead, I stitched each leg front to back and stuffed them, leaving the top 1/4" or so unstuffed. Then, I put the body front to back and as I was stitching around the bottom of the skirt, I inserted the completed legs. (Does that make sense?) It turned out perfect! Incidentally, I did the ponytails the same way.
For the ornament I'm working on now, I'm trying that method with the hands and legs. I'm anxious to see how it turns out. He's an adaption of an existing Carolyn DeAngelis pattern and I can't for you to seem him later this week!
In case anyone happens by and thinks I've stolen someone else's work or thinks I'm profiting from it:
- I purchased the clip-art. I did not do a "right click/save as."
- I am not selling a pattern made from this clip-art. I'm not even giving away a pattern made from this clip-art.
- I am not selling ornaments made from this clip-art.