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Galoshes! by fireflytwinkletoes Galoshes! by fireflytwinkletoes
"Since the beginning of time, the elite of Equestria have longed for pony fashions that truly expressed the essence of their very souls. Patiently waiting decades... no, centuries! ...for the perfect pony gown. Today, at long last, Equestria, your wait is over! Let's hear it for the breathtaking designs of Ponyville's own Rarity!"

Applejack in the 'ugly' version of her gala dress, presented in 'Suited for Success'. She was a commission for :iconmeanlilkitty: and is not for sale. She's definitely the best AJ I've ever made (outfit aside), and I'm really happy with how the 'gown' turned out as well! I couldn't find an appropriate fabric for her skirt, so I sewed a hundred or so 1"x1" squares together to make a piece of checked fabric right for the job. That was fun. Her skirt and overalls are cotton, with gold buttons, and it's removable with snaps. The scarf is satin, the hat is felt with satin accents, and the galoshes are minky. The galoshes were really hard! The toes are stuffed and there's a cardboard insert in each one to help hold the shape. The cardboard inserts also make them really easy to take on and off - they slip on just like regular rubber boots!

Let me know what you think! Tired now.
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SilentArtist137 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
What I want to know is why pony's boots still have toes... :P
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fireflytwinkletoes Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yeah....
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SilentArtist137 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
:iconapplejackplz: Great plush, though!
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:iconfireflytwinkletoes:
fireflytwinkletoes Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
I do like how she came out :)
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SilentArtist137 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
I think she looks wonderful (bad fashion sense aside ;)). This is one of those things that's making me cross my fingers hoping that I got a slot this round. As Pinkie Pie would say, I'M SO NERVO-CITED!!! XD
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Maggie-X-Awesomeness Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
really really perfect X3
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fireflytwinkletoes Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks :D
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DoughnutJoe Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
A wonderful plush. Her outfit is strikingly vibrant and cartoony.

Poor Applejack was ahead of her time. One day ponies will appreciate her fashion genius.
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fireflytwinkletoes Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Haha, thanks!

Indeed...
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xXFrostwhiskerXx Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
i absolutely love all your plushies!! I made one once.. a tiny one, but it was all floppy even though i filled it up until i couldn't fit any more stuffing in.. does your minky have leather on the inside?
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fireflytwinkletoes Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!

No, it's just straight up minky. It may have to do with difference in fabric, filling material, or stuffing technique.
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xXFrostwhiskerXx Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
YW! Oh okay thank you ^^
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P0NFIR3 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Same as Pinkie... Really love her <3
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fireflytwinkletoes Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks :)
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Maggie-X-Awesomeness Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing.
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fireflytwinkletoes Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks :D
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ManlyStitches Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
this is so awesome! i was laughing so hard when i saw the thumbnail, and i read "Galoshes!" in AJ's voice!

Just wondering, what color minky did u use for AJ's body?
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fireflytwinkletoes Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! I used 'Light Orange' from this seller: [link]
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ManlyStitches Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
hmm ok interesting...never seen that seller before
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fireflytwinkletoes Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
They have a few colors that you really can't get anywhere else. Only problem is,their minky is 1mm pile, rather than the standard 3mm - it's not quite as soft.
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ManlyStitches Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
hmmm yeah that would be different....maybe it would be good for accessories...did you use it for the boots and stuff?
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fireflytwinkletoes Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Nope, I used Bright Yellow and Black 3mm minky from theminkyboutique.com for those.
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ManlyStitches Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
ah ok. well thanks for the info!
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fireflytwinkletoes Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Np :)
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forever-drawing Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
A wonderful job on a crazy outfit
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fireflytwinkletoes Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Haha, thanks :)
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Miscellaneko Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
Wow cute plush~!! I love how you made the outfit!
May i ask what you used for the eyes?
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fireflytwinkletoes Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks :) The eyes are satin applique.
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sugarrush-pony Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
First off, Applejack has recent become my favorite pony so this is absolutely AMAZING!! The quilted portion of her dress is proportioned very well to the rest of her, and that hat is just hilariously awesome. Great job yet again.

By the way, I've always wanted to try at making a plushie myself but the eyes and cutie marks are where I have trouble figuring out what to do. Do you use any kind of programs to help embroider those sections?
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fireflytwinkletoes Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! I had a lot of fun making her!

Good luck with your own plushie making! Unfortunately I can't help you with embroidery - I don't use it. I applique all of my eyes and cutie marks.
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sugarrush-pony Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
How do you create your applique designs? I'm literally starting at square-one on how to do cutie marks and such. I looked up some videos on applique and they all seem to require a very large machine or to create the designs in bulk.
If you have some time, could you describe the steps you take for creating your applique?
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fireflytwinkletoes Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Here is a good reference: [link]

I don't use fusible web (which is sticky on both sides, and helps hold the design in place while you sew) but it is VERY important to use enough stabilizer when appliqueing. All you really need to do this type of applique is a sewing machine with an adjustable zigzag stitch.
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sugarrush-pony Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
That website is AMAZING!! Thank you soooo much!
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fireflytwinkletoes Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
No probs :)
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ciskat Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
How-I mean how do you make that?! I so so so wish I had the right material! She's just- D'awwww!!!
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fireflytwinkletoes Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Glad you like her :)
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ciskat Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yups! Man, I wish I could afford these plushies. I wanna cuddle them all!
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fireflytwinkletoes Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
:D
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ashurall Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
Awesome work! I love that hat so much :D
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fireflytwinkletoes Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks :)
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Explonova Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
awwww... <3

great work! She looks adorable!
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fireflytwinkletoes Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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XquiizitGam3r Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
Oh I've never seen someone make AJ in this dress! Or any of the mane six in their 'ugly' gala dresses. :XD:
Just wow, all the little details put into this. :heart:
You did a fantastic job on both AJ and her dress! :iconpinkiepieclapplz:
Gosh I love her hat!! :giggle:
I just love it all!
Can't wait to see more of your beautiful plushies. :heart:
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fireflytwinkletoes Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks, glad you like her! I do love the 'ugly' versions...
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XquiizitGam3r Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
No problem! I do aswell! :D
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spectreid Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
the dress lokks good^^
and I'm not sure if that means that you did a good job or not since the dress is supposed to look bad o.O
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fireflytwinkletoes Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Haha, I think it's supposed to look more 'costumy' rather than 'bad' - it certainly wouldn't be appropriate for the gala, but that doesn't necessarily mean it's ugly :P
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steen182 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
the amount of effort you put into the clothes and small details is astonishing, you're awesome.
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fireflytwinkletoes Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you :D
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TheCelestialWolf Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
"I think we might have overdone it a bit"
"...Maybe a little"

I need to rewatch the episode again to remember how the quote went.

Applejack plushie still looks good even in an outfit that is supposed to look ugly.
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