This is aÂ Pikey bream (Acanthopagrus berda)Â I made for the little bear as a Christmas present. I have had the denim whales by Mevrouw Walvis andÂ the fish Mimi Kirchner makes saved ever since I first saw their posts in mid 2011. At that time Grandad had only recently died and there were some clothes that I just couldn’t bear to part with or have them turned to into rags for the shed in particular were two pair of Â corduroyÂ trousers that he wore, which I’m sure were as old as me if not more. Grandad was also a very, very keen fisherman and the idea of making fish toys out of his old clothes for his great-grandchildren seemed like a very good idea. Of course these fish would have to beÂ relativelyÂ anatomicallyÂ correctÂ as well, this is my family we’re talking about. I trawled theÂ Department of Agriculture, Fisheries andÂ ForestryÂ websiteÂ for pictures of fish that I knew Grandad had caught. I then turned them into line drawings and from there into pattern pieces. Â As you can see in the bottom picture I lost a little height on the fish as with the help of Mum I had to redo the top to get the dorsal fin to fit correctly.
And there we have it, one Pikey bream from 2d to 3d.