Challenge - Shrinking a pattern
Project - Tiny Monkeys
Ever since I made the Dolly & Daydreams monkeys for Ran in Week 20 he has been asking for me to make baby monkeys for him.
I decided to finally humor him and set out this week to make him some baby monkeys.
It was a bit of a challenge, but I am happy with the results.
Meet baby Hunk-a-monk and Chunk-a-monk
Instead of trying to scale down the pattern I decided to print the pattern out two pages per sheet.
Once I started sewing I discovered a mistake I had made. When cutting out the pieces I forgot to add an extra seam allowance, which meant I had to sew with a very small seam .
The small arms and legs were a little harder to turn and stuff, but I used forceps with made it a bit easier.
I also used very light stuffing in the arms.
Here is Ran's new monkey family.
Now he is asking me to make him a grandma and grandma monkey...