So, so summery! I love this butterfly fabric, designed by Geninne for Cloud9 fabrics. She has a linen jacket to wear on top.
I was very proud of myself for finally researching how to sew up a lined sleeveless bodice with no hand-stitching. Yep, I did it. Because Google, you know, makes it all very easy. After all these years! (Sometimes I wonder about myself- always doing things the hard way!)
All her things- pants made of cotton shirting- navy with a white grid, an organic cotton dress, a linen jacket with a red check kerchief, and a purse with a notebook and coin.
I am finished with the girls for a now. The girl doll bin is getting packed up with all the clothing patterns and miscellaneous girl doll specific materials. I spent this afternoon trying to uncover the surface of my desk and I’ve make quite good progress. There was at least a few hours of button sorting involved so that is always an afternoon well spent.
She could be a lot of different heroines from Grimms’ Tales, don’t you think? I love playing with the classic folk dress designs. Her shirt and dress have laces for closures/adjustments and I didn’t want to mess everything up for the photos. Under her dress, she is like the other dolls but with her red and white striped tights instead of bare legs and anklets. She has a white undershirt that is part of her body design. She is a “big girl” design, ie her arms, legs, and body are all a bit longer and thinner. She is about 23″ (58cm) tall.
Her apron is made of a vintage embroidered hand-towel.
Isn’t this fabric dreamy? Paper cranes on double gauze make a perfect early summer dress.
This little girl is dressed perfectly for the summer weather we’ve been having here- you are never quite sure if you’ll be hot or need a sweater. She is prepared for a chill with a cashmere sweater.
Her toy bunny is safe in her purse.
It feels a little odd to be making a school girl dressed in wool and corduroy, with mittens and a scarf, when the calendar says June. Luckily, the weather has dipped and I was inspired to finish her up today.
Here are details of all her belongings-
Her school bag-
This is a longer and leaner version of the girl dolls I’ve been working on. The other ones are based on about 5 years old. This design is more of a 9 – 12 year old. The design is closer to the pattern I used in the past. This girl looks like a serious and smart school student- she’s all about math and graphic novels for fun. She loves school, unlike me as a kid.
Here she is without her coat. A red and white striped cashmere sweater- dreamy!
I am not usually drawn to purples but sometimes, there I go.
Here she is with her clothes off and all her things. Her body is dressed in “underwear” and her shoes and socks are all part of her legs.
Liberty cotton floral patterns- love them. I gave her a little shirt under her dress because her “underwear” was showing and I just didn’t like how that looked. She has a guaze-y silk kerchief and a wool felt purse. Her clothing looks late-Spring or Summery to me.
I have listed the other 2 girls into my Etsy shop and I hope to get this one listed by the end of today.
She has a cream cashmere sweater with tiny 3-hole glass buttons. Someone who knew those antique buttons were just my thing, sent me a string of them and Thank You again!
She is “dressed” in light pink underwear. Her other clothes are draw-string pants, a tunic/dress, and her cashmere sweater.
A Spring girl on a Spring day!
I know, about time! I started working on the girls last fall but put them away before any were finished because the shop had to be filled for the Holidays. Now finally, I have finished one. And this will be the only doll I finish in April- what a crazy month it has been!
I wanted to make a dress-able doll so I made her body look like it was already in underwear and shoes. She has corduroy pants with straps, a Liberty fabric shirt, and a cashmere sweater. What a lucky girl!
Her hair is made of mohair teddy bear fur. I love that fabric but whoa is it expensive.
She is approximately 20 inches tall.
I love this little one’s face and proportions- if I had a dog that looked like this, I’d name her Mouse.
Because even though there is snow in the forecast, it is SPRING!
But, he has his winter hat and scarf so he is prepared.