Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Autumn Dresses

This little dolly has been fun to make.

She started in my yarn pile. Stranger things have happened. We had company for supper a week ago. My friend Angie, looking into my yarn stash picked up the yarn for Autumn's hair and commented that she thought it would make pretty hair with all the highlights in it. I had bought the yarn to make some bib overalls for a boy doll but the more I looked at it, the more I thought that it would be pretty used as doll hair.
The yarn is Madeline Tosh Vintage. Gorgeous stuff and currently my favorite yarn to knit up. The little cardigan is also Madeline Tosh (aka Madtosh). Soft to knit with and the colorways are beautiful.
I'm fairly pleased with her clothing. I made the pattern for her overalls. I'm not much of a wiz at pattern drafting but I've made enough simple doll dresses and pants that I can draw those without much fiddling. I'd been wanting a overall pattern but hadn't seen one that I could use so I came up with this one.
Miss Autumn is a bit of a tomboy. Her momma endevours to girly her up a bit with a pink cardigan and sturdy Mary Janes. Her hair is a wild mass of curls that are hard to tame. Autumn prefers the "shake and go" method of doing her hair. :)

I've sewn tons of doll clothes lately.

Dresses and pinafores by the bunches.

Sleeveless dresses.

Shirts and pants.

I have a big upload scheduled for my shop today. All my new items will be in my shop at 6pm.

1 comment:

  1. These are too cute!! In the back of my mind I want to make doll clothes, but getting to it is another thing. I have to have a pattern that fits because I can't alter worth a flit. Her hair is a very pretty color.