Having a sewing machine that won't do anything but straight stitch rather limits my creative endeavors so I had to cast about for something to work on. I've been toying with making a doll (or three...maybe four) and this is as far as I got yesterday...
As I said - not quite naked, but close!
Here you see her sporting her camisole and bloomers.
And below she has her slip...
All created from stash findings (bonus!)
Unfortunately I can't share the pattern source but suffice to say it's a cobbled-together one
that originated probably about 30 years ago. Some parts were from a McCall's pattern,
some were from a Butterick pattern, and some out of my head.
Each time I make her more of her comes out of my head!
....and before you ask, no, I'm not making any announcements about any new grand babies in the picture! This one is for my friend who has a wee granddaughter just the right age for a rag doll. I have two more friends who also have granddaughters that will probably get one too. Just for the sheer fun of making them!
- THIS falls under the stash busting/gift giving title. With 'That-Day-That-Shall-Not-Be-Named' approaching faster than any of us would like, perhaps you might like to make one (or several).
- And HERE's another great gift idea too! And another one HERE. And how about THIS? And THIS one might be handy for a guy (or a girl!) who jogs or runs.
- Further on the doll theme - perhaps you'd like to make one of THESE for a little girl and her doll?
- Pam Kellogg has released the latest in her cross stitch pattern series and you can find more about that HERE. And she's also continuing her free Never Sending Sampler series and you can see the latest patterns HERE.
Today your quote is from an anonymous source... "Things money can't buy....manners, morals, respect, character, common sense, trust, patience, class, integrity, and love"