Up side: if I do say so myself, this mask is A-DOG-ABLE!
Down side: people have actually reached out and tugged the tongue (seriosuly?!)
Mostly I just get a lot of “I love your mask” and “you should sell those” and “make me one!” comments.
I started with the Plague Doctor beak pattern I’d massacred - I mean, adapted - and worked from there. Here’s the pattern I used with scale square if you want to print one out and make one so people will pull your tongue…
This also makes the Shark Mask, though the shark mask was a LOT of hand sewing the way I did it!
To get the mouth to stretch I cut the black fabric out of stretch fabric (an old pair of leggings) and hand sewed it on, then cut the teeth out of felt and hand sewed those on. It took for-bloody ever. And then my husband made the observation that the mouth should start under the grey/white line… sigh. I made two more for other and those were “right”.
I also made a TON of puppy masks for myself and others…
So the way I do the sewing is that I cut the interfacing on the dotted lines, iron it to fleece, then cut on the solid lines. I sew like pieces to like, then when I sew the two halves together I sandwich the tongue in there. Then I hand-sew the nose (cut out of felt) and the mouth lines on.
Put your hair up into ears and you’re set to go!