Monday, January 16, 2012

Doll: Maurice Moss from The IT Crowd

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Moss from The IT Crowd
(Update 2/9/12: I've made Jen and Roy dolls too!)

I have to admit that I didn't like the British sitcom, The IT Crowd, the first time I watched it. Actually, I didn't like it the second time either. It took three tries for me to get in to it, but once I did I was in love.

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Moss, a geek who still lives with his mom, is my favorite character from the show. He's naive, sweet and not at all embarrassed by his geekiness. This is one of my favorite scenes from the show:


To make the doll, I drew a picture of what I wanted (below) and then just winged it. There wasn't really a pattern beyond that. If I could do it again, I'd make his pants a bit higher-waisted but other than that I am very happy with it.

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The only real change I made from the pattern was his shoes - I tried to follow the pattern in the photo above but it just didn't look right. Here's what I came up with instead:


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To make the shoe I sewed the two edges marked "sew" together, turned it inside out and then sewed the sole to the bottom.

If you'd like to make your own doll, here's a blank body you can use as a starting point:

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I'd like to make dolls of Roy, Jen and Douglas from the show too. We'll have to see if I get around to it.

2 comments:

Amy @ Fig Milkshakes (Home and DIY) said...

Very cool! I love the IT crowd! This is just the sort of thing I like to make, too. I haven't blogged about all of it, but here's something if you're interested...

http://figmilkshakes.blogspot.com/2013/01/felt-like-crafting.html

Cat Carlisle said...

Neat! I love the rainbow Polaroid. Felt is such a fun fabric to work with.

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