An unusual challenge for me.
This is my only remaining childhood doll: Susan. I don’t think I played much with dolls and they were gradually given away.
I had to dress her for a competition (result 18/20 but not enough for a place).
I’ve never made doll clothes and had no idea how hard they were – three attempts at pants before she could sit down and I had to drape a top to get the fit.
Tiny pockets were less trouble than the shoes – ribbon tied under the sole and round the ankles because they just wouldn’t stay on. Thanks to Em for that advice.
I would say that if you think you’re a good sewer / pattern drafter give doll clothes a try – you’ll definitely hone your skills.
Anyhow, the shoes are made from out of date leather upholstery samples, the top, trousers and bag from dressmaking leftovers.
Why not take a look at the other scrap challenges – always full of inspiration.
Thanks for dropping by.
P.S. This was my skirt before the dye pot – painted with egg.
I’ve just taken it out of the pot and I’m very excited. I’ll post about that in detail in a day or two.