|Clarence the Penguin!|
Pattern review (my own opinion only!): the pattern is fabulous - well written, well photographed, and very easy to make. This was my first one so cutting and assembly etc. probably took a bit under 2 hours, including me doing laundry at the same time, LOL. I didn't run into any difficulties, and only made a couple of very minor changes. I appliqued his eyes as I don't do embroidery (and I didn't want to use a button or google eyes because it's for a little guy), and when I stitched the body right sides together, I used a 3/8" seam allowance instead of 1/4" - that gave me a bit of extra fabric and made it easier to turn under and close the opening. Next time I might add a bit of stuffing to his little wingies.
Clarence is sized perfectly for littlies - he's about 6" x 6" (15cms) plus his little wings. For older kids I might try resizing the pattern up by about 50%. More Clarences and Claras will follow - I really REALLY like this pattern :)