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Fraggle rock sewing patterns! Anyone made these?

Discussion in 'Fraggle Rock' started by Kermieuk, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. Kermieuk

    Kermieuk Well-Known Member

    Hi guys,

    I have in my possession the 1986 butterick doll patterns for red and gobo. The dolls look pretty good and I'm sure with a little tweaking they could look even better.

    I have had these doll patterns for many years after buying them on eBay. Every time I think I will attempt them, I look at the pattern which looks so complicated I put it away again?? Just got the patterns out again now. Looked at antron fleece online and feathers etc to try and make them look a bit more 'real'.

    Has ANYONE ever attempted to make these?? Any advice. Is it better to hand stitch or machine stitch ( im not very good at sewing!

    Anyone got any pics of these made??

    If this works maybe I'll have to look for sprocket patterns too??

    Chris
     
  2. Frogpuppeteer

    Frogpuppeteer Well-Known Member

    i actually just got the muppet babie doll patterns myself i am going to try them out..after i scan them first..if you ever want to trade hit me up
     
  3. Kermieuk

    Kermieuk Well-Known Member

    Ok. This pattern is HUGE not sure how to scan/ copy it!?

    Chris
     
  4. Kermieuk

    Kermieuk Well-Known Member

    Hi fellow puppet fans and builders.

    I have had the butterick fraggle rock gobo and Red sewing patterns for many years and keep thinking I must have a go at making those!!
    I didn't want to just copy the patterns I wanted to tweak them to make them more Fraggly.

    Anyway I bought all the stuff, wire, foam, feathers,fur and course antron fleece. My attempt at dying the fleece yellow failed and I ended up with a baby pink colour. While waiting for the proper dye to arrive I thought I might as well practice with the pink fleece. I had never tried the Henson stitch before!!
    A few days later the yellow dye arrived and I managed to dye some antron yellow. But as I already started my 'pink' fraggle I bought I may as well keep going. All practice to attempt Red and Gobo.

    Here is what I ended up with, it took about 4 weeks.

    I have never ever attempted to make a puppet before! This is a poser and not a puppet.
    Let me know what you think?

    [​IMG]



    Chris
     
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  5. Slackbot

    Slackbot Well-Known Member

    I think that that's a pretty good-looking first try! Nice work, and I like the colors. Boiled fur, isn't that?
     
  6. pileobunnies

    pileobunnies New Member

    Wow -- I would love to get my hands on that pattern.
     
  7. Kermieuk

    Kermieuk Well-Known Member

    Just keep an eye out on eBay. The fraggle rock patterns were made by Butterick!

    Chris
     
  8. Kermieuk

    Kermieuk Well-Known Member

    Here is the Red Fraggle I went on to build.....

    [​IMG]
     
  9. Kermieuk

    Kermieuk Well-Known Member

    And then gobo.......

    [​IMG]
     
  10. FrackleFan2012

    FrackleFan2012 Well-Known Member

    Nice Fraggles you got there! :)
     
  11. Gobo_Tron2

    Gobo_Tron2 Member

    Drat, I thought I had these available online. Now that my memory serves me correctly, I had to remove them because of bandwidth limitations on Geocities. (anyone remember that?)

    Here is the collection of scans I made for this. Keep in mind I was a dumb teenager when I did this, so I don't remember for sure if they're to scale, but I could swear I did some test prints to make sure they were accurate.

    http://www.fragglerockforever.com/botsford/dolls.html
     
  12. FrackleFan2012

    FrackleFan2012 Well-Known Member

    I can't see the pictures. :cry:
     
  13. Gobo_Tron2

    Gobo_Tron2 Member

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  14. FrackleFan2012

    FrackleFan2012 Well-Known Member

    Most of the links work.
     
  15. Slackbot

    Slackbot Well-Known Member

    I got most of the patterns, but parts 16, 19, and 22 are unavailable.

    Thank you for uploading this! I've developed my own patterns for replicas, but it's interesting to see how close they are to these and where they differ.
     
  16. Gobo_Tron2

    Gobo_Tron2 Member

    16, 19, and 22 are now fixed.
     
  17. FrackleFan2012

    FrackleFan2012 Well-Known Member

    Thank you.
     
  18. Slackbot

    Slackbot Well-Known Member

    Thankee kindly!
     
  19. pileobunnies

    pileobunnies New Member

    Gobo_Tron, I might love you. Thanks!
     
  20. Kermieuk

    Kermieuk Well-Known Member

    Don't forget butterick also made the pattern for Sprocket!!

    Chris
     
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