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« on: February 18, 2010 08:31:46 AM »

This is Charlotte. She is my very first attempt at making a doll.

I first stumbled across Waldorf dolls here on Craftster and fell in love with their little expressionless faces. It was a three week project and I had a couple issues.

1. Floppy Head
2. Neck Wrinkles

Despite those things I really love the way she turned out. I used a chenille-type baby yarn for the wig and she is wearing one of 2 outfits I made for her. I used an American Girl clothes pattern and altered just a bit. One was this pink princess dress, petticoat and jacket.

My niece Alicia turned 5 on Valentines Day and this was one of my gifts to her.

Thanks to all the people who's posts I studied so hard in order to make this.

Feedback really appreciated on the problems.

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« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2010 09:19:12 AM »

They are both adorable Wink

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« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2010 09:43:46 AM »

She is beautiful, and a wonderful first doll.
My first one has a floppy neck too, hasn't stopped my daughter loving her for 6 years Smiley  I have found when they are going to be played with by children, that i prefer to make the head out of a tube, with the neck pulled tight with some thread. That thickens up the neck.

Her face is so dear, looking forward to seeing more of your dolls Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2010 07:23:47 AM »

She is beautiful!  I'm sorry I don't have any advice.  I have been wanting to make a Waldorf doll for a long time now.  Too chicken to jump in and start! 

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« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2011 03:14:38 PM »

She is lovely. I am trying to pull inspiration and knowledge from all over....thank you craftsters!
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« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2011 01:51:36 PM »

Very pretty!
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