Friday, October 2, 2009
Prairie Cottage Dolls Make Their Debut
Here's a fast and simple pattern to make a toy for your best little girl friend, daughter, niece, grand daughter, etc. The pattern includes traceable drawings for the doll bodies and wardrobes of Sue, a Civil War-era character and her little daughter, Sally.
All the dresses and accessories are easy to make with any sewing machine. They have to be because I had to sew them, and I am not that great a seamstress. The dolls are soft and slightly floppy, so they are easy for little hands to dress and play with.
The pattern includes a little 4-patch decorated purse which will hold Sue and Sally and all their stuff. It's a great toy for church or travel.
Future doll patterns and stories will include the rest of the family: Sue as a teen ager (SuzyQ); Sue as a bride with the groom, Paul; Sue's new baby, Patty; and Jacob, Sue's cousin who comes to help her during the last stages of the war. Inspired by the wide range of new Civil War retro fabrics and the wonderful journals being brought forward from that very difficult time in our nation's history.
You can purchase the pattern at http://www.prairiecottagecorner.com/free