Ever since I was 6 or 7, I've wanted to make a little doll that could be but into different poses. I've made various attempts through the years with varying amounts of success. I made these last year with my daughter and am finally getting around to posting.
I started with two pieces of wire bent into a configuration like this: One piece branches off to form the arms. The other goes down and is bent to make the legs and feet.
Then I secured that skeleton with crochet thread.
Using some fluff from a pillow, I draped it over the frame and wrapped and tied it in place.
I wrapped a ball of fluff up in a square of netting or tulle that I had and tied that on to the little neck part,
And continued wrapping the thread until it looked like this.
I cut skin from old t-shirts to make arms and quasi-footie/legs and sewed them together.
The head was a rectangle piece folded over(wrong side out), stitched to fit, then turned and the extra fabric sewn to the arms/sleeves.
You can probably tell I was making it up as I went along.
When it looked like this, I could get to the fun part...
...hair and make up! More t-shirts made this girl's tresses:
And black yarn for this curly 'do
And fabric paint for the faces.