My sister sent me a package of goodies from the West Coast. Books and yarns...
and over in the corner that is hidden in this shot is a box of ...
Feather yarn!! There is also flax and recycled silk and lots of other luscious yarns. Great gift and looks like lots of fun.
I have also finished my doll. Now I am working on the clothing. I am using a free pattern from the Doll Crafter and Costumer's magazine. (I'm not pushing this link, it was just the only one I could find with the front of the magazine on it). In this issue, is a fall themed soft doll and that is what I'm working on. This is the first doll that I have made from someone else's pattern. I have certainly learned from this project, being a dressmaker and not a quilter or doll maker, I was unaware of the use of freezer paper for transferring patterns and pressing them to the fabric. That is a neat trick.
Years back, I took a course from a company called Hems and Hers, which was basically a shortcut course for sewing with knits. It included many, many hints that were used in commercial sewing factories and that enables me to make the doll clothes look very professional. For instance, the artists says when making the pantaloons, to run the waistline elastic through a channel, but I've been sewing elastic onto the fabric for many years and that looks so much better.
Anyway, while I work on her outfit, I will give you a sneak peek of her body. She just won't show her face until she is properly attired (and who can blame her?)
It's been fun sewing her and outfitting her will be just as much fun.
Hope everyone has a great weekend. Take care and stay tuned for the reveal!