May 24, 2011

My First Dolly

Yay, I finished her! Right now, I'm referring to her as Little Pink Girl and it might just stay that way until my daughter gives her a better name.

I got the body pattern and nightie pattern from Jane Bull's book, Made By Me. I referred to Alicia Paulson's doll in her book, Stitched in Time, when I did the hair.

Here's a picture of my dolly before and after hair! Much improved, yes?
I also sewed a satiny ribbon into the back of the dolly for my daughter to play with (because this is what she does with her regular doll).
I gave Little Pink Girl to my daughter this weekend and 
she liked her. I was so glad.
Off to play!

Since this was my first attempt at sewing a doll, there were, of course, mistakes. Next time, I'll try to have more patience doing the hair (I used yarn and it was a little tricky with the needle I had). Also, I will try to bury the embroidery floss on the mouth next time. (It's supposed to be out and look like eyelashes on the eyes. I'm not sure if it does!) ;-)

Oh, by the way, I used Kona cotton for the body, and some fabric from an old bedsheet (that has appeared in other things) for the nightie. I added the details on the bottom of the nightie just for fun!
I'm looking forward to making another doll soon.

I'm linking up at Quilt Story today for 
Fabric Tuesday.
Fresh Poppy Design


  1. Very cute! It looks like she has a new friend :)

  2. awwwwww... so cute

  3. So precious! Love her (and the doll)! Thanks for linking to Quilt Story :)

  4. very cute.i love her happy face.well done :)
    yay i can finally comment,been having so much trouble with blogger.


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