Happy Holidays All,
I really wanted to give my niece something hand made for Christmas so I decided to make her a rag doll. I'd never sewn anything like this before. I've had a sewing machine for years but pretty much just use it to hem stuff up. My Mom is a brilliant seamstress, makes the most amazing stuff, but apparently that skips a generation cause I'm really quite bad at it.
I found this site in another post, http://www.bowls-n-annies.com, which totally inspired me. Those dolls are so cute! I didn't use the actual pattern but I did use her Makin an Annie page as a guide. Mine are paler cause they're Seattleites
I like the first one so much that I made another one for my friends daughter. The one in blue was the first one that I did. I raided my bags of give away clothes for some bits of fabric with fun prints or features. The one on the left is a sundress that had lace around the bottom, just cut out two triangularish pieces and sewed them together, added a green ribbon for a sash. I got a little braver on the second one and actually sewed a little drop waist dress from two flowery button up shirts.
They're far from perfect but I love them. I just hope the one on the left doesn't end up a chew toy (or worse) for my friends chihuahua.