I had a lot of fun making this Hello Kitty softie from this tutorial yesterday. My 5 year old niece loves Hello Kitty just like I did as a little girl**. So I thought it would be fun to make this for her birthday which is next month. Yea for me since I am 6 weeks ahead of schedule for that!
Ok, so it wasn’t ALL fun and games because I am a little disappointed her right leg is a little smaller than her left and I think her face should have been more rounded but it IS homemade after all! I don’t think she can buy something like this at the store, right? The reason this happened was because like a dummy I had the pattern ironed to my felt rectangle and started cutting it without the seam allowance. UGH! so I had to improvise. What I am most proud of though, is her cute little pink dress I made with matching hair bow! I used my rolled hem foot for the dress (it’s been almost 20 years since I made any clothing I think!) I love the little lace detail around the top of her dress too. I made the bow by taking 1/2” strips (total of 6) and braided 3 of them in two sections then secured them with a 7th strip. Then sewed it onto her. I think it’s very shabby chic. I am tempted to make a 2nd version so I can perfect it. Who knows, I may decide to keep this for myself since it was the first one I made if the 2nd one comes out better! After all, remember I said I used to love Hello Kitty as a little girl** too??!?!
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