I feel like I am always making things to send away to others. Once in a while I like to take time and create something for my daughter.
A few days ago I had a sudden urge to sew her a doll. It is bigger than most that I've made, and I has more of a refined look than the colorful little dolls that usually come from my machine.
I call her the Adelaide doll. She is about 15" tall.
I was absolutely terrified to paint her face. I was very close to writing about her when it was still blank and asking for doll face ideas, but I couldn't wait any longer, I wanted to finish her as quickly as possible. And just in time, I think, because my daughter's come down with a horrible fever and could use some cheering up.
I've read several techniques on how to sew doll hair, but I found them all quite complicated and I was unsuccesful when I tried them. So I made up my own way of sewing on hair. Granted it really only works for pig-tails, but I like how thick it turns out. I will do a tutorial sometime on how it works if any of you are interested.
I also feel the need to admit what a horrible seamstress I am when it comes to clothing. I stick to toys a lot of the time simply because I feel like they are little puzzles I can put together. But when it comes to clothing I usually fumble around with different ideas, pretend to know what I am doing, and then end up making it a lot harder than I know it should be. It's like a secret language I just can't unlock. I really need to take some lessons.
Anyways, I think Adelaide's dress is quite pretty, but if you could lift up her skirt and see under it for yourselves, I just know I would get the funniest reactions from all of you. I'll have to take a picture sometime. It's pretty complicated under there....