Friday, January 27, 2012

jessica

don't stare to closely, but this is jessica, on a whim i made her for rowan this week - after throwing away three terrible, totally wrong in some spot or another doll skins, this ok one was produced. ha - i think i like to fool myself into thinking i am some amazing sewer when i jump into these projects, but alas i guess i am not. maybe it is that i move to fast and then jessica number one's left arm is only half attached and spilling rice everywhere or i bought too thick and too hard to turn right side out canvas so i tried to pass a arm less jessica number two over to stella.

either way i am going to keep working on it and get a perfect one! i have visions of making them aprons, mary-janes, and capes for the girls to dress them up with. i even bookmarked some 'tattoo' fabric on etsy, thinking how adorable would that be if their arms were tattooed? i was dyeing when i found that hounds-tooth fabric for their legs - so cute and it came in tons of colors which i made note of for future dolls - you know, that aren't missing or dangling limbs.

I made this one with rice in the legs and arms - which did not work for me since and was spilling into my sewing line causing all sorts of problems. lesson learned.

here is the pattern and tutorial i used.

the video is helpful and i ended up copying my pattern a bit larger so the doll would be bigger. i wouldn't suggest getting real stiff canvas for the face and arms, mine totally fell apart or absolutely refused to turn right side out. i also some some awesome options for iron on doll faces or other things you could use to make these dolls one of a kind - i had gotten some fun bright pink dangly fuzzy ball decor for stella's armless doll but i am sure you can picture how that turned out for me, haha.

she isn't perfect, but you know what, rowan LOVES her and that is all that really matters.

5 comments:

melissa rohr said...

very cute!  i just made my girls babies last weekend!  :) 

http://wildflowerphotographystudio.blogspot.com/2012/02/simple-baby-dolls.html 

melissa rohr said...

So cute!

melissa rohr said...

Ahh, she is so cute! Definitely need to try this out!!

melissa rohr said...

I love her. I think the stitching along her hairline is beautiful.

melissa rohr said...

she is adorable, i do love her very much!