This is the doll I have been working into the wee hours this past week on. I didn't plan it out, but I knew she would be an elf. I used patterns from the book Creative Cloth Doll Couture by Patti Culea. This is my second doll using her body pattern. I didn't use a pattern for her outfit. The fabric I used is from a dress that I got at a yard sale last week. For the hair I used a yarn from my stash that had a natural look to it. I doubled the length of her body(because elves have long hair) laid it across a strip of fabric and covered it with a piece of tape. I sewed right threw the tape and tore it off after I finished sewing, which took all of 2 seconds.
It took longer to set up the machine than to sew. After I removed the tape, I trimed the fabric to about 1/8 inch of the sewing on each side and attached it just behind the head seam.
Next time I use this fabric I will have to make sure that when I cut the head that the streach is more in the length as her face got a bit wider than I expected. All in all this fabric was a dream to work with though.
For her outfit, I cut a piece of sheer fabric from the length of her hip to her feet and wrapped around her twice. Then I cut in about an inch and a half on each end for the tie. The top of her skirt is the binding edge of the fabric. This fabric is also from a dress that was in my stash. Then I cut it in strips and made a point at each end. Wrapped it around her hips and tied it in the back. I used 4 double swirl paperclips-two for earings, one for her top and one for her belt. For her belt I took matching ladder fiber that I had and hooked it to one end of the paper clip and then the other. I hung more of the fiber all across the belt. It is cut the same length as the skirt.
The top is just a strip of the ssame material as the skirt, folded and wrapped around the bust and tied at the neck. Then I took a thin wire and attached it to the paper clip and threaded it under the center of the top and twisted it around the other end of the paper clip.
So without further adu.....Here she is ( yes I think she knows she is sexy....you can tell.