After asking ~spirit-of-america how she manages to make a pattern with so few pieces (12 I think she said), she told me she first made a model out of newspaper and masking tape. So I tried that and got prototype #3. Kinda.
Since you've come up with this prototype 3, I see you've made some modifications. I hope I'm not asking too much if I ask: "Are the changes you made later in the process something you could have made with the model here? As in, you didn't really pay attention to that detail, but didn't feel like taking it back to the model."
I've been thinking of making my own patterns for plushies ( ponies and people ) and i was thinking of doing something like this too, but i wasn't sure if it would work, or if it would just be a waste of time. So did this help with the pattern or did u do something different?