Corduroy Wes

This is Wes …

Corduroy Wes.

Wes lives on one of the bookshelves in my mini-library. He likes to climb on boxes:

Here he is galumphing around the table:


Wes is one of the softies from Hilary Lang’s brandnew book Wee Wonderfuls:

I’ve been reading Hilary’s blog of the same title for several months now, and I couldn’t WAIT for her book to be released. I’m happy to report that so far it did not disappoint. 🙂

I chose Wes as my first project from the book because A) he looked cute …


… and B) because he consists of only six main pattern pieces (not including the ears) and it looked all very straightforward and easy.

Ha! Famous last words and all that! (If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you might remember the pin I sewed into my first quilt. Or what happened when I decided not to make my quilt back bigger than the front.)

This is my first softie consisting of more than two pattern pieces, which might explain why I had some trouble at first to figure out how Wes ought to be put together. There are pictures in the book, of course, but sometimes I’m a bit dense and therefore it took me some time to realise what the underbelly pieces were for. (Duh.) When the penny had finally dropped, it was indeed all very straightfoward.

HOWEVER …

My cutting technique left something to be desired, and as a consequence I had some problems fitting the gusset(s) to the side pieces. To make matters worse, I ended up with two different-sized head pieces = not good. (Note to self: Tracing, cutting, you needz to improve itz!) Luckily, it’s relatively easy to improvise when you sew softies. So I improvised, and I have to say I’m quite happy with the results. 🙂


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5 thoughts on “Corduroy Wes

  1. Sandra Schwab

    Thank you, Laura! 🙂

    Btw, did you get a postcard from Canada??? It seems that most of my postcards have disappeared, but I’m hoping that yours at least has arrived.

  2. Laura Vivanco

    No, I haven’t seen one of your mysterious vanishing Canadian postcards either. Oh well, I can feel the happy glow of knowing that you sent me one, and I did get to see the photos on your blog.

  3. Sarah

    Wes is awesome!! So is your adorable kitty.

    Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog. I’ve just reserved ‘Bewitched’ and ‘Castle of the Wolf’ from my library. I can’t wait to dive in!

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