I'm sad you can't see the pleating on the collar better since I think it came out so cute. >.<
I am working on (and nearly finished with) the girly lolita version to be the opposite of this punky dandy type version but it isn't finished yet. This one had to be sent out today so I won't be able to get pictures of them together either :(
Anyway I'm posting this as a preliminary for the tutorial that will be up tonight! I took lots of pictures and made a very extensive step list so anyone from beginner to advanced sewer will be able to complete this fun project ^-^
Oh and on a side note, the straps are on giant safety pins so that one can be moved to the ring on the other side and turn this into a sling over purse instead of a backpack if you so choose! Hopefully this can be a useful aspect. The girlier version will have actual clips instead but I thought that giant safety pins made for a better punky bear.
The tutorial is now up!