okies.. anyone got any pointers on designing a bird pattern? i've drawn a dove sketch on paper. marked out what pattern pieces i need etc. my wing pattern piece is all drawn and cut out. the side body part pattern piece is drawn. my question is do you think i need 4 body part pattern pieces or just 3 ??
the last bird (and only bird) i made had 3 body pieces. 2 sides and an underbody gusset..but i'm thinking i might need 2 sides a gusset down the top/back of the bird and a gusset underneath?
argh help anyone know what they are doing with birds? hehe any pointers would be greatly recieved, i've just ordered some white UV which i am going to make this bird out of but since it's not here i can't cut it out and give it a go and make the pattern up as i go along so for now i am trying to get my pattern pretty spot on as much as you can without cutting up the fabric !
i reallyyy want this dove to be mega special, so i need to get this design as perfectly looking like a dove as possible it's real improtant to me
Hiya, Pipa . . . don't know how close you want your dove to look like my roosters, but I do have two side pieces that join together at the center of the back, one front gusset and one back gusset. I will get back to you later with a drawing if you'd like, but am up to my eyeballs right now. Later . . .
Thanks Sueann a drawing would be great once you have the idea of how the pattern pieces go it's easy to draw one to fit the dove. i've got his side pieces done. just need to know wether 2 gussets would work best for the body , i think 2 sides and a gusset down the back and down the tummy would make it look better and plumper, i planned on adding it's tail as an extra piece same with the wings and the beak. haven't even thought about the feet yet !! but the dove wouldn't really need feet so that's not my worry,
if only i had my fabric i will be dying now for it to arrive so i can get started on creating the thing. i've got a few months to create it but it will take me that long to get it perfect,
i want to do some shading on the wings aswell so i need to cut out lots of practice wings and practice getting that right, and as it's white fabric i guess i need a subtle cream or pale grey for the shading or something
oh my.. i really have ALOT to think about