So in my previous post you will notice that I was far from content with the owl that I made.
Christy was able to modify her construction as I discovered issues with mine. The instructions were far from perfect, but one of the issues could have been a choice of materials. By choosing design fabrics I may have been sacrificing one important inherent quality of felt – pliability. Christy’s owl was plumper than mine and thus much more stable and also just looked less anemic.
Enter my need to modify the pattern to make a more stable end product given my choice of materials.
As you can see the modified design is more stable. I made the base of the front and back wider. I also made the sides wider at the base. Also the wings, eyes, and beak were all sewn on prior to stuffing and closing the body. I think you will all agree that the modified design will be more functional, though the original does have his own personality.