Oh, wow. How many years has it been since you first started sewing?
I'm in middle school now and aiming to be able to make plushies as amazing as yours (or at least plushies that look good at all) by the time I graduate high school ;u; I'd prefer sooner but I don't have enough patience to sit down and practice more than twice a week or so. And I haven't actually put together many of my own patterns yet since I don't have the cloth I want and I'm picky- if I'm going to actually make something, I want to like it cx
And is it embroidery that the cutie marks/eyes are, or what is that called? I mean, your eyes look more like they were pieces of cloth you put on, but how did you do the cutie mark for the foalsitter Cadence plush?
How long do you think it will be before your commissions open again, and could you give me an estimate on prices if I noted you? I think your page said something like that but I don't remember =u=
I've been interested in sewing since I was little, but didn't start pursuing it seriously as a hobby until grade 9 or 10. Most of what I've done since then is self-taught! I would recommend that you try to get over the desire not to produce anything unless you have the fabric you want and will want to keep the finished product - you'll probably end up frustrated and wasting a lot of fabric that way. I practice patterns up to 4 or 5 times on crappy scrap fabric before trying it with good stuff - and the first tries look AWFUL! That's just part of the process. You'll improve, and eventually only have to do 1 or 2 tests before you get something you're happy with. If you try for perfection off the bat, you'll just be that much more frustrated when it doesn't live up to your expectations. After all, Equestria wasn't built in a day
Some of the more complicated CMs I do incorporate non-washable fabric paints or dyes to get the detail down, but most of it is just really careful applique