Welcome to my doll making journey.
If you are just joining, my goal is to create a classic vintage style cloth doll, giving her a slightly more modern look while keeping those lovely vintage elements. You can ready previous posts on her eyes here and colouring them here, lips here, limbs here and hair here!
I have never made any doll's clothes before - so I thought I would familiarize myself with the proportions by making the dress from the original doll pattern I am basing my doll on.
It was a relatively simple pattern, with a bodice and little sleeves joined onto a ruffled skirt.
The original pattern actually had three tiers of layered ruffles on the skirt, but I changed it to a simple single layer of gathering. The back joins together with ribbons and I added some antique lace around the neckline which I salvaged from an old doily which was in disrepair.
I forgot to take a pic of her petticoat, but you can see the bottom of it, to which I also added the lace, poking out from under her dress.
Her little shoes are very cute, although I have lots of ideas for new shoes...
So here she is in her entirety so far!
I love the red and gold fabric of which a lovely length was gifted to me from P. I hope she likes what I have made from it ;)
As I mentioned earlier - these clothes are just a trial to get me familiar with the sizing etc, and over the next few weeks I hope to make her more clothes with an entirely "Big Little" feel to them from recycled fabrics and maybe a spot of embroidery too.
You can now read about my entire doll making journey here: