I spent a long weekend visiting my sister Irene. She quilts but this time we had our own cloth doll workshop. Irene has made various dolls before and had a couple of books on cloth dolls. We used a pattern from Cloth Doll Workshop by 3 designers. We chose a doll pattern by Patti Medaris Culea. In the photo you can see one of Irene’s finished dolls and our 2 in progress.
Even though we started using the same basic pattern, we used different fabric styles. I
used an upholstery trim for hair. Here I am hand sewing it on.
Here her body is finished.
Now she has on an outfit and shoes. I used parts of old t-shirts for her shirt and pants. I might give her earrings and paint her fingernails.
This was my first cloth doll so I learned a lot. There are things about her that I don’t like ( the angle of her head) and I will do some differently next time. I used many of Irene’s supplies so I need to gather my own to make another on my own.
Now maybe I will get back to quilting projects for awhile.