Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Lemony Fresh Victory!

A new paper-pieced pattern is complete!  ...and it wants to TAKE OVER THE WORLD!


Invader Zim is here!

Invader Zim was a short-lived Nickelodeon cartoon from the early 2000s about Zim, a short alien with an ego the size of a galaxy who was banished to the planet Earth.  He is a bit delusional and makes it his mission to take over the planet with the help of his happy-go-lucky robot GIR.  The show could be described as a cupcake made from equal parts insanity and creepiness.  With a piggie on top.

Anyways, it's a show that my brother-in-law very much enjoyed, and therefore this became his birthday present.


Invader Zim is a pretty complicated pattern... there are 25 pieces that need to be sewn together.  Because of the complexity, I had to make him quite large... a full 18 inches square.  Here is a view of the back with most of the paper taken off:


For fun I decided to make him into a giant hexagon as opposed to the traditional square.  He is, after all, an Irken alien!


After I had him all pieced together I decided to accentuate the edges and add some details by embroidering around his head and arms.  Then I sewed him into a pillow!


You too can sew up your own Ivader Zim with my FREE pattern, available here!

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4 comments:

  1. Oh.my.gosh. I SEW HAVE TO MAKE THIS! This is my son's favorite cartoon character! Thank you for sharing this FABULOUS pattern!

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    1. Awesome! So glad you like it! I'd love to see pictures of what you make. :)

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  2. I think I enjoyed that show every bit as much as my son! You have done a great job on Zim. Any chance you will be creating GIR?

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    1. I do have plans for making GIR at some point, but probably not until after Christmas. I'll keep you posted!

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