Did you catch Emily Martin on Martha Stewart's show last week? She shared a pattern for an adorable doll that I knew Sydney would love. So I gave it a shot!
This will be Sydney's gift for Easter. But this is no Easter Bunny gift - this is all from Mommy! (I'm a selfish gift-giver, I admit it!)
My favorite part is her polka dot tights. I made her a couple little things so Sydney can practice changing clothes. Just simple stuff - a red felt skirt with velcro closure, an apron with ric rac ties, a wool jumper with velcro straps, and of course a little green scarf.
The face was a little intimidating. Emily's pattern says to paint the face on with acrylic paint. But this seems scary! So I used Sharpies. I felt like I had a lot more control and it didn't bleed much. It's not perfect...I've been trying to figure out a little smile or something, but I don't want to screw it up at this point! Maybe just some rosy cheeks will be enough.
I also made a little doll quilt to go with her. While it is what I had pictured in my head, I don't really like it. But it works and I guess I can always make another one later. (Try to ignore the binding - it's not sewn down on the back yet!)
If you try out the doll pattern, be sure and watch the video as I think Emily gives some good hints that aren't included with the pattern.