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22 April 2008 @ 10:59 pm
Finally!!! Pattern and How-To!  
Taking a break from all my crazy work to get this to you lovelies!!!

Lots of how to pictures below!

Remember that this pattern is for your own enjoyment and that of fellow Who fans.  Please don't use my pattern to make dolls to sell.  Thanks!

You'll Need:
-  Copy of the pattern (found at http://www.myimaginaryboyfriend.com/adiposepatterns.html )
-  1/2 yd. White Polar Fleece (will make at least 3 Adipose)
-  Black Embroidery Floss
-  White Embroidery Floss
-  Iron-on Transfer Pen (I use, and LOVE, the black Sulky brand pen)
- Tracing paper
- White Thread
- Scissors
- Sewing machine

1. Cut out pattern and pin pieces to fabric.  Cut 2 of the body pieces, 1 top piece, 2 top arm/side, 2 bottom arm/side, and 4 feet

2. Use tracing paper and iron-on transfer pen to make patterns of the face, arms, and feet.  Remember that iron-on works as mirror image so reverse the face pattern.  Also remember to make hands and feet for both left and right. Iron patterns onto fabric.  I set my iron to wool which was warm enough to transfer but didn't melt the polar fleece.  Still be careful. . . that stuff MELTS!  Trust me.

3. Embroider the face.  I used a split stitch.

4. Fold back in half and make a small mark 3" up from the base of the body, between the legs.  Pin and sew up to the mark using the smallest seam allowance possible, I eyeballed it but it came out to be about 1/8".  This make the Adipose bottom!

monster butt seam!

monster butt!

5. Use sewing machine to sew feet onto front and back of monster.

6. Sew up legs and feet.  Use 3/8" seam allowance for legs and follow pattern lines for feet.  Trim excess fabric from around feet, careful not to trim too close to the stitches.

7. Pin sides together and sew up the arms following the iron-on outline.

8. Trim excess fabric from arms.

9. Turn arms right side out and stuff.

10. Do the same with legs, turn the right side out and stuff.

11. Sew top of head to the front and back.

12. Pin sides onto the body.

13. Sew sides on remember to leave a hole to turn the doll right side out.  I left the hole on the bottom right side.

14. Turn right side out!

15. Stuff your Adipose!  Sew up the opening by hand using a hidden stitch. Frolic and wave at your new lump of fat!

I think that covers it all. . . Let me know if you have any questions!


Oddorable: Dr who:Adipose wheeeeee!oddorable on April 23rd, 2008 06:59 am (UTC)
hahaha monster butt! The picture of them in the flowers is so freaking cute! I am going to have to try this out. Btw where do you buy iron on transfer pens? I have never seen one.
imaginarybf on April 23rd, 2008 05:12 pm (UTC)
I've found them in the notions section of my fabric store and from online craft stores. Here's one place that sells them:
Or if you want to buy more than one:
(no subject) - oddorable on April 23rd, 2008 07:18 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Van: Doctor Who: 9 Fantastic!van on April 23rd, 2008 07:01 am (UTC)
Ah, too cute! is the white embrodiery floss just for the shine in the eye? *squints*

I'm totally saving this to try later. I like it best of all the ones I've seen posted so far, and I don't know how to knit the others anyway. <3
imaginarybf on April 23rd, 2008 05:14 pm (UTC)
Yep! White floss for the glint in the eye. I did the whole eye in a split stich and then did two little stitches on top in the white.
help - (Anonymous) on March 2nd, 2010 05:52 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: help - imaginarybf on March 3rd, 2010 09:28 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Prince of Awesomerevolutionaren on April 23rd, 2008 08:45 am (UTC)
This is awesome, I might even try it out myself (I knew I got a sewing machine at Christmas for a reason)
Though, does grease proof paper work just as well as tracing paper?
Queen of Pinkgingerelanor on April 23rd, 2008 12:28 pm (UTC)
I do all my patterns on greasproof paper or baking parchment, and it's always worked for me.
(no subject) - imaginarybf on April 23rd, 2008 05:17 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Queen of Pinkgingerelanor on April 23rd, 2008 12:28 pm (UTC)
Oh that is adorable!

I am so making some of those, thanks for posting!
Lisa Moulton: Whee!gigs_83 on April 23rd, 2008 04:26 pm (UTC)
Adorable!! I want one!
Kiwi: Squee!thekiwi on April 23rd, 2008 08:02 pm (UTC)
Chimera: torchwoodchimerablack on April 24th, 2008 02:43 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! And I have all of the materials already (including the Sulky pen! <3), so I think I just might have to get started on one. =D
pj6135 on April 24th, 2008 12:55 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! So cute! Wonderful Pattern! *scurries off to the fabric store*
Greens: dw- dalek songmarcal_92 on April 24th, 2008 12:59 pm (UTC)
This is absolutely adorable! I'm totally adding this to my memories to give a try:)

Corithinggtwoo on December 18th, 2008 07:36 pm (UTC)
AHHHH< I LOVE YOUR ICON!! Where did you get it??
Lilja Björk Sigurdórsdóttirliljabs on April 25th, 2008 09:37 am (UTC)
Thank you so much. These are so cute

I was running all around town yesterday looking for just the right material for my Adipose. :)
Julianne: dalekpeatal on April 27th, 2008 05:40 pm (UTC)
I maked one! http://www.shareapic.net/content.php?id=7984605&owner=Peasies

Thanks so much for the pattern ^_^
imaginarybf on April 28th, 2008 06:48 am (UTC)
that's awesome!!!
Love! Slash! Angst!loveslashangst on April 28th, 2008 07:25 am (UTC)
*goes into ferret shock o' joy*




You have no idea how much I love you for this.

*dissolves into incoherent fangirl squeeing*

*begins to gather materials*

Seriously, love. You should consider bringing some of these to whatever SF con is closest to you.

Or head straight for Gallifrey 1? ;)

Or ComicCon. :D

imaginarybf on April 28th, 2008 04:12 pm (UTC)
Hee hee hee!


Now control your squeeing and get to sewing! HA!
Re: SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!! - loveslashangst on April 28th, 2008 04:15 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Linz: dw adipose logofairegoddess on May 9th, 2008 07:49 pm (UTC)
*squishes* Too cute!
(Anonymous) on May 9th, 2008 08:14 pm (UTC)
Way too fabulous for words! I'm a big Doctor Who fan so this is SOooo awesome. I was wanting one of those little guys even after I saw where they came from (i.e. popping off of people's bums, etc.). Really, really cool!
qdpatooties on May 9th, 2008 08:19 pm (UTC)
So funny! I'm a big Doctor Who fan. My husband really got me started. When we saw this episode, all we could do was laugh hysterically when the little "adipose monsters" were on the screen. His birthday is May 17th. I'm definitely going to have to make one for him!!!
imaginarybf on May 9th, 2008 10:12 pm (UTC)
Let me know if you have any questions!
ext_99192 on May 9th, 2008 11:05 pm (UTC)
Holy cow...
That is the cutest thing ever! I'm going to go make some now.
nazwaz: DW: Adipose squeenazwaz on May 10th, 2008 04:01 am (UTC)
That's awesome and looks very doable! Thanks!
inkslut1101 on May 13th, 2008 03:55 am (UTC)
You are my HERO. I bought some fabric to try this over the weekend :o)
imaginarybf on May 15th, 2008 05:53 pm (UTC)
aw shucks!
(no subject) - inkslut1101 on May 17th, 2008 05:06 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - inkslut1101 on May 17th, 2008 08:56 am (UTC) (Expand)
(Anonymous) on May 17th, 2008 12:44 pm (UTC)
the monster
merci pour ce tuto!
mi daughter love it... i will try!
claire k
Yoo-Topiavoxbellin on May 22nd, 2008 08:31 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much!!!

I have already made three of these guys and am making six more! (Even my boss wants one for his kid!) Thank you so much for posting this!

imaginarybf on May 24th, 2008 07:29 am (UTC)
Re: Wow!
That is so great! I'd love to see a pic of all of them together!
(Anonymous) on May 24th, 2008 03:42 am (UTC)
Thank you so much. I made one (http://www.flickr.com/photos/cle0patra/2516184478/) for my friend (http://www.flickr.com/photos/cle0patra/2515372699/in/photostream/) for her birthday and it just turned out brilliantly. I was sad to give it away.
imaginarybf on May 24th, 2008 07:30 am (UTC)
Re: Thanks!
Wonderful! They look amazing!
(Anonymous) on June 8th, 2008 02:31 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the great pattern for the adipose, My little girl ( 9 years ) tried to do it and i tried to do one for my other girl ( 5 years )it was straight forward enough but not having a sawing machine it was a bit difficult and didn't turn out as expected. i was wondering if you sell the ones you have made. yours Mr F Walker. thank you
imaginarybf on June 8th, 2008 07:13 pm (UTC)
Re: adipose
Well. . . due to the litigious nature of the BBC I have to day no, but if you contact me I might be able to help you out. . .
Becsaturniia on June 15th, 2008 08:14 pm (UTC)
Setting this to favorites... I want to make one!
(Anonymous) on June 30th, 2008 05:29 am (UTC)
My kids are going to love these, will be making a batch for xmas. Thank you so much for sharing!!