Thursday, September 24, 2009

Dolls

And then I was all, "Ooh, should I make some more dolls? With matching twirly skirts? Okay!"

I've made the Princess & the Pea doll set before, but I changed up the pattern a wee bit to accommodate a little twirly skirt for the doll (to match the one I made for the wee recipient). I used the free Black Apple pattern from Martha again, but narrowed the torso so it was less a trapezoid & more a rectangle (thanks, geometry class that I had to take twice!).

I used the Heather Ross fabric that I have been DYING over but couldn't justify buying until this project. The human-sized twirly skirt pattern was free from oliver + s here.

The motivation for this whole project came from hearing that my new favorite four-year-old loved Ariel. I wanted to make her a mermaid, so I drew up a mermaid tail prosthesis--lined with muslin for stability, and secured with elastic at the waist. It was fairly simple to put together & I'll be happy to scan the pattern if anyone wants it.

Because Ariel swaps out her tail for legs in the story, I made her a skirt, too. And, so she doesn't forget her roots, I made her a shell necklace by filling the shell with epoxy & setting the ribbon in it.

And, of course, another human-sized matching twirly skirt. (Also all Heather Ross fabric.)

5 comments:

idigress said...

PLEASE tell me how to make these, they are so sweet!

Dame Keyz said...

My little one would love your dolls. She is into princesses. I would love a not so commercialized doll. Those dolls are so adorable!

Jennifer said...

OMG. Dying from all the cute. The mermaid!!!

Brynn P. said...

I want the PATTERN!!! PLEASE. That's about the cutest doll i've ever seen.How can I get the pattern? You said something about "happy to scan for you". Does that include me?

cactuspixie said...

I so want to make this...could I please, pretty, please have the pattern>?