Doodlewash Watercolour Challenge
Topsy Turvy Doll
I've been wanting to make one of these dolls for a while. I was going to make my own pattern but then I saw some on Etsy and decided to buy one. I'm not that good at following patterns so I had problems all the way. Having said that the instructions were not that good, quite confusing at times. She has an unusual shaped head for a rag doll and together with my cutting out, stitching and stuffing the shape was even more unusual. I also decided to paint on her features instead of embroidery. This didn't go well and one head ended up really messy so I decided to make her into Cinders and have a patchy and grubby dress. She looked a lot better after her hair was put on but her features could be better. She was supposed to have a smart dress one side and housecoat on the other, I made the housecoat into the patchy dress with added 'dirt'. It was really hard sewing puff sleeves into the dress. I used fabrics and wool I'd already got. How do people sew really small fiddly things? I may make another tospy turvy doll in the future but I don't think I'll be using this pattern even though I quite like her now.
I've entered a design contest at Spoonflower this week, yellow and gray challenge. Anyone can vote for their favourites by visiting the Spoonflower site.
I'm linking with Paint Party Friday