The fabric for the gator washed up really nicely! And cutting it was kind of harder to do than I expected. I mean, when you put so much work into making the fabric, it's really hard to take scissors to it!!!
But check out that great texture!
I stitched around each piece because the fabric is a bit delicate. The long floats in back are not holding together very well and it almost disintegrates right before your eyes. I think I will try some interfacing on the next ones. Hopefully the interfacing will help hold it together when working with it.
This is after working with the fabric:
But it is fun to see it taking a familiar shape!
I can't wait to do more! I am at a stopping point until I get some rickrack, stuffing, and felt for the claws. Oh yeah, I decided to use felt for the claws because I just don't like the smell of leather... and the thickness of it, too.