I can't quite say, "If there's a craft, I've tried it" yet, but if you don't watch me, I will branch out. This excursion into doll-making took me a week and I'm extremely pleased with it.
Meet Caitlyn, Sheriff of Piltover, of League of Legends, in doll form.
The doll itself is made from the extremely popular Pretty Poppet pattern by ghilie, which I can highly recommend; I've done some basic toy making before, but never a jointed doll, and I had no problems constructing her. It's a very good pattern, thank you, ghilie!
She's made of mostly recycled materials, which I am quite proud of--her skin was a Danskin tank top, both dress fabrics were thrifted formal gowns, the petticoat base and ruffled trims are scraps of bedsheet, and all the leather is from one of my mother's damaged purses, kindly donated to my upcycling collection. The new materials were the yarn for her hair, her eyes, the wire, the lace for her petticoat, and all the thread to sew her together...not too shabby!
The boots are an ode to the power of my hot glue gun. There's no way in hell I could have managed them without it.
I don't see myself churning out doll after doll now, but I would certainly make another one in the future--it was a lot of fun! I do have two nieces that are going to need fancy dolls someday, but since right now, they're 3 and 1 years old, I think I have some time before they're ready....
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