Cloth Doll Commission

A cloth doll for a friend who wanted a lookalike (ish) doll for her adult daughter.

Cloth Doll Commission

A 40’s swing dress was wanted and I found some fringing which looked great but was a total pain to make.

A combination of fabric glue to hold it in place then hand stitched on each line of fringe was in order – there was no way to get it through a sewing machine so it did take a long time.

I would love to make another but I think I need a rest (a few years!) before ever contemplating another 😉

The little bag was silver ribbon layered then using jewellery silver ring ‘clamps’ to hold a silver elastic to create the shoulder strap – I’m rather pleased with it – that wasn’t planned… I just rummaged around my big box of trimmings which is always fun.

The slippers were the same ribbon with felt on the back and they do actually ‘slip’ on and off – the dress is also removable – evey thing is except the knickers.

Why do people always lift up the dress on dolls? I’ve taken to fixing the knickers on each doll in order to save their modesty.

The silver hair band was a trim that I brought many years ago at Ally Pally event. I can’t remember which one as I’ve been to many fabric/yarn type events there (always dangerous to go as I can’t help but buy tons so I have banned myself whilst I’m skint!)


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