And now I'd like you to meet Mama Roo and her baby girl, Jodi!
I had a terrible time deciding on which fabrics to use (as usual), since I had no actual kangaroo colors of fleece. I finally went with some pieces that I'd been gifted awhile back in exchange for asparagus. They were scraps, but they went together well, and there was enough to do the job (although there's a seam at the top of the pouch instead of a fold because the piece was too small).
Of course a girl baby couldn't be Joey, so she became Jodi. Ha. Isn't she a cutie pie?
I give this pattern an A+ rating! It is amazing! There is soooo much in it, as you can imagine, with all those animals. But there are basic pieces, and variations to go from there. LiEr has gotten it all down, step by step, to make it easy for you. Just be sure to read all the information at the beginning, before you get to the individual animal instructions. You will need to refer back to this in the making of your animals.
The absolute hardest part of this pattern for me was that there were no seam allowances on the templates (for good reasons), so I had to remember to add my own. This is the first pattern I've ever had to do that with in my 45+ years of sewing! I didn't goof in cutting it out, but being the ultra-conservative piece-layer-outer that I am, trying to get the best layout to save fabric, I was constantly catching myself not leaving room for the seam allowances between the pieces! Ha! But I managed. As for the rest of it... the baby 'roo was a bit fiddly just because it was so small, but not that bad, and everything went together pretty smoothly. The thing I love about sewing with fleece is that it's so forgiving. If your seam is a little off, it doesn't show. :)
I've sent my final notes to LiEr, and she will get the pattern tweaked and up for sale ASAP.
Update: The pattern is now available for purchase! Read LiEr's important post about it here first, and then you can purchase it here!
I know some of you have been waiting a long time for this pattern, but believe me, it's worth the wait! Enjoy... and I hope I get to see pics of a lot of the animals that are made from it!