4.11.2012

New Obsession


So sorry if you all keep coming back to see hand made kids clothes and stinky fowl...


 I've been obsessing  over these adorable dolls. So of course I'm spending a not-so-normal amount of time trying to make a doll just half as cute as hers are. I purchased a vintage pattern which is the doll on the left. It looks a little like a monkey. The curves of the face are a total bitch to sew. I wanted a wider face so I fiddled a bit with the pattern. The curves are still a bitch.  I am not good with pattern fiddling but I am pleased with the outcome so far. I still need to tweak it a bit to get the cheeks rounder. I haven't even worked with the body yet. Once I stuff the bodies I will probably have a lot more fiddling in my near future. After the bodies I will have to work with the limbs. I already know I will be changing the arms and legs quite a bit. I'm pretty sure when I'm done the pattern will barely resemble the pattern I purchased. If the doll turns out kind of cute and anyone wants the pattern I will happily upload the final pattern. I'm stressing about the eyes. Oh how will I make those gorgeous eyes?

5 comments:

la inglesita said...

Oh no!!! I promised myself never to sew jeans, swimwear or DOLLS and now I kind of have to!!!!!! Why did I click on the link? why? why?
María

small + friendly said...

Yes, I want the pattern :) And I think her dolls kinda have pointy cheeks so I wouldn't stress on it. Can't wait to see how it comes out.

Jenny said...

I LOOOOVE her dolls. I admire you for taking this on. The eyes are just breathtaking (and I have never been one for dolls in my life). I can't wait to see how yours turns out!

bybido said...

I had to see where this blog traffic was coming from! I wish I wasn't out the door on a million errands (but I'm sure I'll be back later tonight to look through all your creations. So talented!).

Anyways, aren't those vintage patterns a bit wonky? You can see why I drafted my own. I'll have my pattern available (with lots of helpful info) later this year. It's taken me awhile, but it will actually be done :).

Looking forward to seeing your doll(s)! Ooh, I just noticed you're sort of close by. :) (Hi!)

Max of Max California ★ said...

When I was like 15 I bought this doll making book from the newsagent and made THE CUTEST DOLL ever. I ended up making another, but the book went missing. It makes me sad because she was pretty much perfect, well maybe in my 15 year old eyes she was. She was similarly made up.

I wish I could find that book :<

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