It’s stuffie of the month time, October already! Only 2 more stuffies to go and my year long (minus a month) series is complete! This month I made a super cute Rag Doll Witch by Shiny Happy World! I only like cute Halloween (not scary) and this witch is the perfect addition to a cute Halloween!
I have admired the patterns and especially the newsletter from Shiny Happy World for some time but hadn’t sewn one of her patterns yet. When I saw her version of a witch I knew I had to sew her up for October.
Miss O helped me choose the fabric for the witch – and she was very adamant about this green for the skin color. The candy fabric was perfect for her body and thankfully I had big enough scraps of the dots and chevrons for her legs and boots.
Her face is so simple but really cute. Wendy from Shiny Happy World has amazing video tutorials on the embroidery stitches she uses. Her stitch for the eyes is awesome and something I would never have thought of. She also recommended using a split stitch for the mouth and nose – complete with links to the video tutorial in the pattern directions. The stitch does really make the nose and mouth stand out.
Her hair is felt with machine stitched swirls – I gave it a shot and free handed it following Wendy’s guides on the pattern – it didn’t turn out perfect but it is still cute.
Here is the back view with more curls on the back of her hair.
The cute little skirt is removable. I couldn’t find any coordinating trim in my stash to add to the plain purple skirt, so I did a decorative stitch on the hem – sometimes I forget my sewing machine does those stitches!
The doll pattern is the Shiny Happy World basic Rag Doll Pattern sewn up in witchy colors. The witch hat, made from felt, is an add-on pattern that you can download for free. Seriously it is such a cute witch hat – I want to make a bunch and top everything with a witch hat!
She is one cute witch! I know she will go perfectly with my Halloween décor – that is if I can keep her away from my daughter!
To recap my thoughts on this pattern:
- Cute finished stuffie (CHECK, I love her!).
- Straightforward construction (CHECK) The final step of sewing her together was tricky due to the stuffed arms and legs but the pattern has pictures of the step and helps you ease through it (literally). The stuffing really is the longest part of the project since she needs to be stuffed firmly.
- Pattern layout easy to read. (CHECK) Great pattern layout and the video links were AWESOME!
- Full size patterns provided. (CHECK)
Things I learned:
- A cool new eye embroidery stitch!
- The embroidery split stitch
- I want to do more embroidery projects and the patterns from Shiny Happy World are adorable!
Thanks for checking out my October Stuffie of the Month and make sure to check out Shiny Happy World. So many awesome patterns – stuffed animals, embroidery and quilt patterns! Her appliques are the cutest!
Up next month is a funny project that could have been for October/Halloween, but instead its going to be a Christmas gift for one of my nephews.
The Zombie Bear by DIY Fluffies! Creepy cute and I think he will love it! So come back and check it out next month!!