I made this following a pattern from a book called Home Made Vintage by Christina Strutt. Its the first time I've made anything like this (I usually do clothes) but since it was my niece's "Welcome To The World" Party I thought that was the perfect excuse to give it a go! It was pretty easy but I underestimated the time it would take for stuffing and also how much hand sewing would be involved. My brother and sister in law loved it (Lola is only a month old but i'm sure she gurgled her approval!) and then my brother decided it looked like Jaja Binks and he's so right! haha I hope she turns into a Star Wars fan
Without further ado here is the finished article...
and a few pics of the stages - sitting on my dressing table with her arms and legs just pinned on and ahem nude - how undignified!
Still nude, i think she's had a sneaky drink of my wine while i'm making her clothes...
Finally she has a dress on!
and the final ensemble
and finally here she is with the matching dress I made for Lola, its a wrap around dress, I can't remember the pattern at the minute. I'll post better pics of the dress in the clothing section.
Hope you like - sorry for all the pics, i got over excited! Sadly I don't have any pics of Lola wearing dress/with toy, i'm waiting for my bro to eventually send me some.
Comments much appreciated!