I really wish I could complete a doll more
quickly, but hand sewing just takes hours
and hours! I have been busy with
other things and can't seem to devote as
much time to doll making as I would like!
She finally has a simple embroidered
face, some hair & a little
wooden "Make Do Doll" tag.
I plaited some wonderful hand
dyed brown wool into
a long row & hand stitched it to her head,
with a little bun in the middle.
She's not complete without all
her undergarments. A simple chemise,
pantalettes & petticoat from cotton
muslin. These have been tea
dyed (my hubby's PG Tips) and look much
lighter in the photos.
I chose a simple pioneer style dress made
from maroon red and tan cotton. It's soft
like flannel. Her apron is tea dyed
Her dress has 3 hook and eyes.
I decided against shoestrings,
and hand stitched fingers.
Not a single button could be
spared for her,
she's a simple make-do doll.
She is in need of a bonnet & she has
her eye on one of the primitive
baskets. Then she will be done!