I got my reader doll dressed and coiffed today.  I had recently read a great book on making cloth dolls and how to make precise little garments.  I tried a few but went back to draping and attaching the garment to the body.  Since I am working by hand, I like using the garments to shape and add character.  I love it when the fabric pools into a shape all its own.  I also am still attached to visible stitches — not every stitch, but enough to show the fragile nature of human structures.  Precision is not my nature.

Now I just need to make her shoes and her book.

2 thoughts on “Dressed

  1. Your new reader doll is wonderful. There is enormous personality, or maybe just humanity, in your fabric masterpieces. (And she gets nice earrings!)

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