I have recently drawn up some new doll patterns and put together kits that can be used with them. I’ve gone through my extensive stash of hand dyed silks, cotton, ribbons and lace as well as vintage textiles, sequins and beads, and put together some great project potentials for slow stitching, art doll making or…whatever!

SO much sorting, bagging and photographing meant I was due a treat, so I made up one of the kits, just to see what I could do with it. I used my new 18″ doll pattern printed at 80%, which made up into a 14″ doll, and finished up the muslin in the kit entirely.

I added to the kit: thread, embroidery floss, wool mohair, polyester stuffing, acrylic paint, a small piece of fusible interfacing, and some thin peach colored ribbon. I used up everything but a few beads and sequins!

By the time she was done, she had become a redheaded beauty with an underlayer of garments, a beaded and embroidered overdress, a vintage silk ribbon corselette, lace purse and a hat lavishly covered with ribbons. Her embroidered shoes sparkle with sequins and beads

I sewed pieces directly onto the doll for the underlayer. Then, with the addition of the skirt and accessories, she can have several different outfits!