Thursday, August 19, 2010

A Rag Doll for Ella's Birthday from Vintage Fabrics

My goodness, this is a sweet little doll!

I made one earlier in the summer for a friend and loved how it turned out.

You can find the tutorial I used here. I wanted to make one for Ella's birthday but about twice as big.

Again I used vintage fabrics from my Dad--the apron is from a Victorian pillowcase, the sash from a an old linen, the dress from a 1940s dress that I had high hopes of altering for myself--more on that in an upcoming post. The button is from the 60s and the scarf is from a vintage tablecloth. The only fabric that is not vintage is the felt that I used for the hair and the muslin for the face and the arms.

I am so excited to give Ella her new doll. I know she will love it just as much as I do!

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  1. Oh I love the Black Apple Doll tute. Yours turned out ADORABLE. Nice work. The faces you painted on are just lovely. I found the faces to be the most intimidating part and just embroidered very simple features on mine. How did you do yours because they are really terrific. Love the fabrics. I may have to get out that pattern again and make some more now. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Awww, it turned out wonderfully, Allison! The gifts I remember the best from my own mother are the ones she made me herself. Love it! Happy birthday to your little one! Your party will be lovely! :)

  3. Thank you Amy!

    Janimal--just popped over to your blog and was admiring the Amy Butler purse! I am a decent freehander, so for me the faces are the EASIEST part! ;-)

  4. That means a lot, Teri. I feel the same way about gifts from my Mom. So much sentiment in something that is made from the heart. ;-)

  5. What a fabulous gift - your daughter will truly treasure this forever! Thanks for linking up to Be Inspired this week!



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