11:45 pm still counts as Saturday, right?
After a crazy first full-blown week back, it’s time to relax with someone else’s pattern. I tested this Chibi pattern for a deviantART user called YunisUnis, who we’ll call Yuni for short. The pattern was for the base of the doll, and I added the Tali touch. I’ve given her a tiny bit of feedback, particularly about spots where I got stuck. It was a good thing this pattern happened when it did. I meant to make a Tali plush for someone long ago, but never finished. I don’t even know where it is anymore! This is as far as I’ve gotten with my personal take on Tali:
I’m one of those compulsive people who gets worried when she’s following a pattern, and the result doesn’t turn out exactly as expected. The rest of my feedback included a couple typos and other things that I’m sure could otherwise be ignored. If you’re going to sell a pattern, you’ve got to make sure it’s clear and easy to follow, right? That’s my only reason for it.
I have a feeling the hip size was a result of my hook size. I used my usual 5.0 mm (US H) hook, but the pattern called for the smaller 4.0 (US G) hook. I didn’t think it would matter, since the hook size is so negligible. I still like the way it looks, and maybe it just looks different from the sample because the sample doll is wearing a dress.
I cheated on the head by taking out the last “sc in each st around” rows near the end. I found they gave a weird “light bulb” shape, compared to the nice, round head in the sample. I think the intention was to make a neck or connecting end, since sewing on the head made the neck flop. Since Tali has a hood to support her head, it doesn’t matter in this case, but that’s something I’d go back and revise.
Final pattern verdict: Cute! I’d suggest fixing the directions for the legs, but overall very easy to follow along. I also liked the exaggerated hips, which I noticed were perfect for Tali. Maybe next, we can see a “boy” base pattern? 😛
P.s hello “Yuni.” 😛
Confession: I haven’t played Mass Effect, but I did take a little interest in the short gameplay he showed me.
Who’s “he”? Why, Twiggy of course!
Obviously his name isn’t really Twiggy. When I first saw him, he was as skinny as a twig, so I called him Twiggy.
Totoro corrected me, “you mean Lucas?”
I replied, “yeah that’s what I said: Twiggy.”
Twiggy has since put on weight, but the nickname stuck.
I made a side-by-side comparison of Twiggy before and after:
In the first pic, he’s holding my first finished ami, a monkey named Monkey. The other pic is from last year second semester. We were all dressed up for business presentations, which is why he looks so handsome. The chocolate is shaped like the Polish eagle, because Twiggy is Polish. Maybe one day I will teach you how to make these chocolates.
I don’t think I’ll ever get this to Twiggy. Oh well, at least there will finally be something new in the Etsy shop.
For next week, I’m going to make a prototype of a Pokemon, as inspired by the adorable Ginger. No, it’s not Charmander…in fact, I don’t think that Charmander is going to be finished anytime soon.
Questions? Concerns? Have you played Mass Effect? If so, would you recommend it? Comment below!
Pika, so happy~