I was in the mood to sew this week. I needed a quick gift for my boss, so I decided to make a fun Voodoo Doll. I found this pattern for a "Silly Girl" Doll online.
I gathered some materials and got to work. Sewing, stuffing, and adding stitches here and there.
I think she turned out good. Kinda hard to let her go...ha ha! I sure hope my boss doesn't use it to get even with me. By the way, did you know there are actual websites that offer Voodoo dolls with spells?? Crazy!
I put interfacing on the black material and then traced the pattern. I sewed on the drawn lines and then cut out 1/4-inch from the sewing. Turning them was a trick to get the points all out. Then I top-stitched each piece.
He has one red fin with a skull on it. Luckily I found the skull online and traced it on white and ironed it on with Wonder-Under. Here's the completed end of the tail.
For the spikes down the back of the tail I made picots in different sizes, sewed them together in a line and then put them down the center of the tail.
I think it turned out good -- I surprised myself that I could do it all from a picture!! I made a belt to go around the waist with Velcro so it's adjustable.
Now I'm making a baby-sized tail for my grandson, Sterling. The smaller size is a bit more tedious, but I can't wait to see it on him.
And here are my 2 youngest grandkids. Love their matching shirts! I don't know why they both look so serious?? They were smiling right before I got the camera out.