6.26.2010

George and the Dragon flip doll pattern... and the Princess, too!

St. George

George and the Dragon are finally here!  When I made the first George and the Dragon last year, I assumed I would make a pattern - but there were a few design issues holding me back.  Maybe I'll write a whole post about that later.  A few experiments and three versions later, George and his buddy are a fairly simple ragdoll pattern with a twist.  Ahem, I mean a flip.

He still has the flip up visor and fancy plume.  The dragon has ric rac spines and yellow eyes and toenails.  A few new details include George's crest and the dragon's wings.  You can read a version of the story here and here

three Georges

The pattern itself is much more user friendly that the Bunny and Fox pattern, although making all the little decorative bits can be a bit time consuming.  Still, I made the last one in about four hours - so not too time consuming.  Oh yes, and this pattern features hand drawn diagrams, rather than photographs, which I think turned out awesome, if I do say so myself. 

The pattern also includes a rag doll Princess pattern, and alternate instructions for making George and the Dragon into simple rag dolls instead of a flip doll - which I think is more appropriate for little ones who can't flip them yet.


 I have two new flip patterns coming over the next two weeks, and those will each have the usual limited time giveaways, so stay tuned.  There may even be a doll giveaway!  For now, George can be found in the shop.   

I made a couple videos of me flipping it.  I had a little assistant, so the videos are perhaps not the most clear, but still amusing, I hope.



George from underneath

8 comments:

Ericasue said...

So cute! My son caught me looking at this and is obsessed George! We love it. I have a feeling I'll be getting your pattern and making this for Christmas this year!

Larissa said...

this is so completely awesome. bravo!

Stephanie said...

I love this! So creative, great job.

Muddling Through said...

What a wonderfully creative job you've done of this! Thank you for sharing.

Kristina said...

Impossibly cute video!

Shusha said...

The dolls are so unique and beautiful, I love it when craftier get out of the comfort zone and make something amazing.

eloleo said...

Wow, this is awesome!!! Great doll. You are so creative!

UnePune said...

So cool!! Love i! Good luck with the book-project =D