2. Draw out the spike plates. I made several in each different size. Cut two pieces of felt for each plate, as we will sew these together in a bit. No need for exactness-again, just wing it. Your kids will love it no matter how pretty the spikes are. :)
Stuff it. I did some with poly fill and some with remnants.
The poly fill is lighter, so for really small children it might be better. My strong 4 yr old was able to handle the remnant stuffed tail, but the 2 yr old couldn't quite do it as well. Just an FYI.
5. Ready for assembly: pin the spike plates to the tail like so:
We will be sewing shut the open bits on the spikes as well as attaching them all at the same time. Nice!
(Read through this next part several times for clarity.)
This is what I meant to take a picture of for the waist construction:
Instead I took a picture of the "mess up" orange one:
(I guess I was making a waistband for a Barbie. WTH?) hahahaha
So instead of that orange thing on the right hand corner, it would be the long waistband--that's where you stick it to so sew it up. Just want to be clear. I must have been doing forty things at once whilst taking pictures. ;)
Make sure to measure it before fully attaching the waistband. I sewed over the attachment site -like-twenty times. hahahaha