A journal of sewing, knitting and fabric collection.
Friday, 11 July 2008
This suit was commissioned by my son. I have no idea where he got the idea for a giraffe suit, but it has been a bit of a technical challenge, in fact I made the pyjamas last year, but gave up on the hood after making giraffe horns as I had not much idea of how to proceed. This year I had more fortitude, after my husband bought some light fittings that just happened to come packaged with a bowl like styrofoam shape, and a 10 or so cm long styrofoam cylinder. The giraffe neck is built around the bowl sitting on top of the child's head, and the cylinder sitting on top of that. The remaining head and neck are firmly stuffed with polar fleece scraps.
The giraffe has a short mane down the neck. To make this stand up a little, I have stitched the two rows of mane together around 1cm from where it joins the head and neck on the outside.
I think this is my last hurrah with this pattern. I am planning to post construction details for the tail and for my neck changes, so I will be able to remember how to do it in a few years.