Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Squirrely Dress

I realized after getting laid off that I needed to take a brief mental hiatus from searching for work, so I decided to sew. It's been FOREVER since me and my needley friend spent quality time together. Animating day in and day out can be a bit mentally taxing. Sometimes I forget that variety really is the spice of life. The dress was made from a pattern from Burdastyle, although I altered a few things to make it fit better. It's made from denim and a lovely Japanese heavyweight cotton squirrel print from Purl Soho. My dear friend Orlando Perez shot these lovely photos for me.

Me and Shnookums making out.

Next up, Dr. Shnookums will be getting a powder blue tuxedo!! He currently wears a bowtie and tux collar everyday, but I think it's time to upgrade to a full jacket. It will also be great practice for sewing on a smaller scale for puppets, as well as a good exercise in pattern drafting.