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.
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.