I underwent a bit of a sewing marathon this week ^^”. I felt slightly uninspired whilst working on Scootaloo (even though I desperately need one for my collection >.<) and after taking a look at my pony plush collection, I felt a sudden and irresistible urge to re-plush Rarity. I’ve plushed Rarity twice before, and kept the second one for myself. It was my first pony with embroidery details so it’s pretty ancient xD.
I’ve improved quite a bit since then, and I’ve been wanting to revamp her hair (esp her forelock) for a while now, so this was an extremely exciting project for me. Once I started, I couldn’t stop! >.< Argh! I wish I could sew all day! 😦
In fact, I had so much fun re-plushing Rarity that I’ve decided to re-plush the entire main 6!!!! So poor little Scootaloo will have to wait a while :S Rarity’s forelock was the highlight of this project, I plan to use the same concept for Fluttershy’s hair too.
Just like my previous Rarities, I’ve decided to use 2 shades of purple for her hair to try and mimic its shimmering gradient. For some annoying reason, my camera could NEVER capture that gorgeous royal purple colour properly -.- so it looks a bit weird in these pics *sigh*. I didn’t do much re-working on her tail, it’s still 3D (instead of flat curls) to add volume.
I guess another little change worth mentioning is – my ponies have nostrils now!!! xD they can breeeeeeaaaathe! LOL.
Anyway – I hope you guys like her! I think she’s a huge improvement from my previous one :3 and I’m so proud to add her to my collection.
*Materials: cuddle 3 minky by Shannon Fabrics
*Minky colours: Snow White, Purple, Mauve
*Stuffing: premium polyester fiberfill, craft foam, quilt batting, wire in her hair, and poly pellets in hooves
*Thread: gutermann polyester sew-all thread, gutermann rayon embroidery thread
*Eyes/Cutie marks: machine embroidered
*Size: Approx 16″ tall, 18″ long
*She has my signature embroidered into the bottom of her front right hoof
As aforementioned, I’ll be re-plushing the main 6 for my upcoming projects. Fluttershy’ll be next most likely. And I’m hoping to plush two Fluttershies at once so I can keep one and sell one. I can’t wait to re-pattern her forelock!!!! >w<
Okay, I better publish this post now…. and go tend to other important things…. since I’ve been neglecting the other aspects of my life for the last few days! ^^”