Thursday, October 13, 2011

Second Suffragette Sally Sample

I've been working on a second sample doll for the class I'll be teaching in Ohio in May (see badge link to the right). The first sample doll was designed on the fly, with very few notes taken during her construction. This second time around, I'm writing instructions and inserting photos and illustrations as I go. Some of the design elements I'm using are unique to this doll, so I'm having to really think about the instructions after looking at the first doll to refresh my memory. It's also been awhile since I've written a pattern, so I've forgotten some of the formatting and tricks I've used in the past (darn this old brain!).

I'm making this one of craft velour again (a different skin tone), and I tweaked the pattern so her hands have individual fingers that will be wired. I've picked the fabrics for her clothing, but I'm not sure how the chocolate brown will look as a collar. I'm going to do it anyway, though. The contrasting trim around the sleeves bottom of the dress will be of the same brown fabric. I've got to find some tiny brown buttons, and I'll also paint her shoes to match.

This is the Sally prototype, made in May of this year. She still (gasp!) has no underwear, which must be remedied ASAP.

I think I'll release this pattern and pressmold after May's class, which should give me plenty of time to improve the pattern.


Susie McMahon said...

I see that I'm not the only one who leaves the underwear to last!

Cheryl @ Bingle Bears said...

I LOVE these dolls!! And I think the brown will look perfect on her dress!

Mary Ann Tate said...

She looks like a very interesting doll to make. I love her dress and I think the brown will go very nicely as a contrast.