What woman in her right mind buys herself a doll? Well, it seems I'm not alone giving in to the temptation to buy a doll to make clothes for. The doll I chose was a Gotz Precious Day Girl from here. The American Girl doll, apart from being very expensive, has a rather toothy look that I didn't like, the Gotz doll has a more neutral look to her. The clothes my doll came in were very well made but too modern. I want make the more old fashioned style.
The shoes she came in don't go with the look I want, that is something else I'll make. So, after making this first dress I decided she needed a nightdress...
These patterns are definitely not for the beginner, there is as much work in them as there is in a real person pattern. But I think they are lovely. Here's where I got these patterns from.
I'm glad to have this new hobby, after all there are only so many cushion covers that I need, I have enough table cloths, aprons, bags etc and I was running out of things to make. Making doll clothes should keep me busy for quite a while I think.