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« on: January 22, 2013 08:55:50 PM »

My daughter has a birthday party to go to on Saturday. So, I made a quick little dolly for the birthday girl. Using materials I already had and a quickly drawn pattern that was much like a ginger bread man shape, I put together a cute little doll.


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Either use freezer paper, which you can iron to the fabric, or pin pattern to fabric.
Sew around pattern, leaving open where indicated for stuffing.
Remove pattern and cut around stitching leaving a 1/8 inch seam allowance.
Stuff arms and then top stitch on broken like. Repeat for legs. Stuff remaining head and body, and close opening with hidden/ladder stitch.

Now you can dress the doll, paint the doll, whatever you wish.
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« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2013 10:10:20 PM »

She's painfully adorable!  I seriously love it.  What a lucky birthday girl.
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« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2013 05:56:07 AM »

You make such gorgeous dolls Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2013 07:21:07 AM »

love the cute little bloomers and the dress
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« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2013 09:23:31 AM »

Such a adorable little doll. Love the lacy bloomers & dress. Her hair is great too, is it yarn or something different? Also is her shoes painted or removable? Lucky Birthday Girl!! Awesome design "Craftewoman" !!  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2013 11:31:45 AM »

I love her! Her blue hair makes her extra cute!

Great gift!!  Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2013 12:31:00 PM »

Such a adorable little doll. Love the lacy bloomers & dress. Her hair is great too, is it yarn or something different? Also is her shoes painted or removable? Lucky Birthday Girl!! Awesome design "Craftewoman" !!  Roll Eyes
Thanks for the comments.

Her dress is a pillowcase dress. The bloomers are hot glued on, just a strip of lace around each leg and then two around her belly. The shoes are painted on. Usually I make dolls with joints, or posed arms and legs with completely removable clothing, but I want to do something quick this time. She only took 3 hours to make instead of 18-24.
Her hair is a yarn crocheted cap, with knotted pieces sewed to her head for pig tails. I've had that yarn for years. I'm glad I found a project for it.

My inspiration for this doll was the La La Loopsie dolls.

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« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2013 01:40:41 AM »

She is absolutely precious!
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« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2013 11:45:28 AM »

Do you have any tips on how to keep the neck firm?  Huh I seem to have a problem with floppy heads....been thinking of putting a stick or something in there.  Love your doll Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2013 05:21:32 PM »

Popsicle sticks work well. I stuff very firmly.
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