After seeing the bear playmat I made for a coworker using McCall's 6719, a colleague asked if I could make her a ladybug. I knew the pattern had a ladybug option, but also knew the ladybug from the pattern looks nothing like a ladybug. see exhibit A:
I agreed to make her a ladybug knowing I would have to do some modifications to the pattern, but thought it wouldn't be that difficult.
I used the head, body, face, and antennae from the pattern (view A). I also used the heart applique from the bear. I made the wings using the body pattern piece, but cutting it into a full circle and then cutting the circle in half. I spent some time searching everywhere for my protractor to make perfect circles and after I found it and cut out all my circles, I realized the size I chose was the exact size as the cheeks, so if I ever make this again, I'll just trace the cheeks on webbing. I added jumbo rick rack along the edges to give it a little something extra. I drafted my own legs on parchment paper:
and made ruby slippers with some left over red sparkly fabric I had and some ribbon:
I also decided to make a bow for the antenna.
I think it came out great!! It was a lot of work (took me over 24 hours), but it's so cute!