October 7, 2012

Rolly the fashionista pup

Meet Rolly, one of the most fashion conscious pup I have ever known. The orange bow tie is one of his favourites as it shows off his complexion. Rolly is about 23cm (9 inches) tall, 15cm (6 inches) from nose to back of the head and 18cm (7 inches) from toe to tail.

I modified this pattern I found last week and used this tutorial for the bow tie. A relatively quick project to make, took me about a day from drawing to stuffing. And apart from his ears not being symmetrical which bothered me a great deal (although hubby laughed for a good minute at why I took it so seriously), I thought he was rather cute. He even pointed out that our own dog's ears aren't symmetrical either... yeah alright, point taken....

The key modifications I made include:

  • making a seam between the head and the body so that the arms could be sewn in the seam between
  • the tail is also sewn in the seam between the two pieces of body

I added some minky fabric for the paws and ears for extra textiles.

Rolly will be going to another boy baby who arrived recently amongst our group of friends.

I have really enjoyed making this pattern and can already think of adapting it for other designs.

What a nice way to end the weekend!


  1. Hi Amanda,
    I love Rolly and I bet Rolly will make some little person very happy.
    Cheers, Anita.