I just couldn't resist this pattern from Jodie of Ric-Rac. First I saw this blog post, and then there were more posts, and then I couldn't help myself, I ordered it! Would you be able to resist?
I started making this lovely elephant when I really should have been making Christmas presents. Or working on the purses I was making in Nikki's class. I finished her yesterday.
She is made of a cotton-linen blend that I purchased from a local shop. I think I got 5 metres of this, so I could probably make a whole herd of elephants from it if I wanted to.
Her dress is made from some American Jane fabric that I got from Amy at Badskirt. I just had to finish it off with some ric-rac from my stash that just happened to match the flowers in the dress. Be careful when ironing ric rac, as the stuff I have melted (as in to a liquid!), so I had to unpick and sew again. She also has snaps instead of buttons on her dress as they are so much easier (for her and for me).