Long story short, I have a good friend that is constantly throwing little fics at me and for the longest time I kept telling myself I'd get back at her somehow. And one day it hit me - make her a plush of her favorite TF character, who happens to be Perceptor. I needed to test out the pattern anyways with a normal-style head [as the last time I used this pattern was with Shockwave
and he doesn't have a "normal" head], so that was two reasons on my part to go through with it. I also wanted to try out doing some things with the sewing machine I got for Christmas - I'm still really new to doing anything with it, but this was good practice. Now I have a better idea of what not to do and what to do.
Like Shockwave, Percy is made from various shades of minky and has button-jointed limbs where they attach to his torso, for some degree of mobility. He also can't sit up unless he's in the pose shown in these photos. The details are a combination of machine embroidery and hand-sewn embroidery. I haven't been able to locate a program for digital embroidery patterns that is both Mac-compatible and affordable just yet, so I can't pull off some of the things I'd like to do at some point in the future; namely things like entirely-embroidered eyes or emblems. But it's still nice to be able to pull of some types of stitching that I couldn't do with plain old hand sewing.
I've been asked about doing commissions in this style, and while I would be up for it I am facing a bit of a problem that I do not know when it'll be resolved - the house I live in is on the market, which means I have to keep everything picture-perfect to the best of my ability; it also puts a restraint on ordering anything online [which is how I get the fabrics I need] because I honestly do not know how much longer we'll be at this address, and I don't want anything winding up at the wrong place. So for now I'm not going to be accepting any, though I'll definitely let people know once we've settled into a new house and I can actually start ordering fabric without worrying about wrong addresses.
Perceptor and Transformers belong to Hasbro.