Once I made the pattern from the newspaper, I pinned it to the pieces I wanted in which colors. For the legs, I needed to do two tone, so I measured where I wanted the leg split and cut. I cut out all the parts and laid them out with the sides I wanted showing facing each other. I sewed all of the parts leaving a section open, like you would with a pillow. After stitching each one, I turned it right side out.
At that point, I stuffed each piece with cotton stuffing. For the legs, I actually made little pouches with rice in them. This was to make sure the legs stayed up and kept the giraffe from falling forward. I stuffed the legs with the cotton then slid the rice pillows into the bottom. After all the parts were stitched up, I sewed them together. I used a thicker thread to keep the legs on. When it was all finished, it has to be messed with a little bit to get it to stand up right, but it turned out super cute. My friend loved it, and I think it made a fun addition to her nursery. The fact that it has her wedding dress in it just makes it that much more special. If I can find the pieces, I will try to post a stencil for you guys to use! My bridesmaid dresses were pink, if you have any ideas for what we can do for Lilly's nursery with the fabric, let me know!