For our Peter Pan photoshoot, we sewed up 4 of the Urban Jungle Dolls! Well actually, ANNIE sewed all 4 of them with only a little bit of help.
Annie decided to take on this project as a fun gift to her siblings! She chose animals specifically for each sibling, and what would work for the Peter Pan theme. Let’s go through them one by one.
Special thanks to Kalli June Photography for the beautiful photography of my kids in this post.
First up is the one animal that our photographer didn’t get any photos of! Though no fault of her own, this little fox was intended to be for Baby in the photos, and he wasn’t having any of it! Just keeping him happy and in the frames was enough of a challenge without bringing a fox into the equation. This fox is from Crew 1 of the Urban Jungle Dolls pattern.
The fabric for this cute fox is some orange corduroy for most of the head, body, ears and limbs while the tail and inside the ears are made from a rayon linen blend fabric. The nose and cheeks are felt. Those stunning eyes were embroidered by Allegra.
This cute Urban Jungle fox has been named and is being toted around everywhere by Baby and his siblings! Baby’s siblings helped name it “Rufio” (which is a nod to the Peter Pan knock off movie “Hook.”) The deer is also from Crew 1 of the Urban Jungle Dolls pattern.
Next up was the darling deer! Annie made this dainty dear for Tina to match her delicate personality. She chose some brocade fabric from the stash (leftover from making this tote) and created the most darling dear.
Tina sleeps with this deer every night. She tells me it’s name is “Silver.” Allegra also embroidered her doe-like eyes. (Couldn’t help it…)
Probably the most challenging of the 4 Urban Jungle Dolls to make was the raccoon. And that was because Annie chose a very tricky fabric to use. The fabric is a silky silver fabric and a divide choice for “Dusty” the raccoon! To make it easier though (and to prepare Dusty for is life as a sidekick to a rough and tumble boy) Annie interfaced all the pattern pieces.
All the black on the raccoon is felt fabric, and Annie chose to curl the ears around it the cutest way! She chose the orientation and folding of the ears on all three woodland animals. And isn’t that tail the cutest? Aria embroidered the eyes on Dusty, and he is also from Crew 1 of the Urban Jungle Dolls pattern. David adores Dusty and takes him on all his adventures.
Finally, Annie sewed up a parrot for the pirate in our Peter Pan photoshoot. The bird is from Crew 5 of the Urban Jungle Dolls pattern. She made just one change, and that was to sew the wings on instead of having them removable as the pattern suggests.
The fabric for making “Blueberry” was leftover from sewing this pair of pants. It’s a stiffer canvas type fabric and worked really well for this bird. The darker contrast head piece is a denim, and the feathers and tail are faux leather and suede fabrics. Aria also embroidered the parrot’s eyes. Lowell has a great time with his friend Blueberry, even when they’re not pretending to be pirates!
Since sewing up these 4 delightful Urban Jungle Dolls, Annie has been sewing them clothes from the fun clothing bundle that is made especially for them! Her siblings are willing recipients of these and regularly request new items of clothing for their “pets!”
Here are some thoughts from Annie about sewing these Urban Jungle Dolls:
Hi this is Annie! I made the animals in the Peter Pan photos. The deer, raccoon, fox (crew no. 1) and bird (crew no. 5). We really only had trouble with the legs and the raccoons fabric. It was very thin and I had to interface all of it. The legs were hard because we tried to do it with stuffing in the body but we got it right on the last one. We figured out that we had to take out some of the stuffing to make it work better. The deer’s fabric was reversible and I made the forehead and arms one way and every thing else the other way.
Find Crew 1 of the Urban Jungle Dolls here in the Project Run & Play shop.
Find Crew 5 of the Urban Jungle Dolls here in the Project Run & Play shop.
Grab the clothing bundle for the Urban Jungle dolls from the Project Run & Play shop here.
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Read our review of the Journal Jumpsuit pattern from the Project Lounge Library collection here.
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