Sunday, May 16, 2010

Dahlia the doll

Luke's little friend is having a third birthday party next weekend, so I made her a doll using Melly & Me's Dahlia pattern.

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I was way intimidated by this pattern at first because it had, like, lots of words and stuff. But once I actually sat down and read the words, it was actually easy to follow. Plus the instructions are so polite! She says things like, "Please ensure that all seams meet."

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Her dress is my favorite part.

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Here she is unadorned. I had to buy a 5-inch-long doll-makers needle to attach her arms. Felt just like Geppetto.

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I hope Maddi likes her! I had fun putting her together.

Hey, I'm participating in Sew, Mama, Sew's giveaway day, so be sure to come back tomorrow!

10 comments:

Robin said...

she turned out so cute, Katie. I love her dress.

Claire said...

She's too stickin' CUTE!

I've seen that line of patterns before, but have been unsure about them....now I think I should go buy a couple and give it a try.

Tammy said...

I think your mom made my girls dolls when they were little and they were adorable, too. Like mother, like daughter...

Leah said...

First of all, I had no idea there was such a thing as a doll-maker's needle. I loved the fabrics that you used in the outfit. This reminds me of Laura's doll Charlotte in Little House in the Big Woods. What a sweet present!

Anonymous said...

Love her...
Nat

Kaye Prince said...

She's so sweet Katie! I wish I had a doll just like her ;)

Shannon Hillinger said...

Great job. I especially love her feet.

Colette said...

She is soooo SWEET and I'm sure she'll ADORE her!

Beth said...

oh my word she is so stinkin adorable! I love her little dress you made her too, it makes even more special!

Cheryl Arkison said...

I react the same way to patterns. The more words, the more I twitch.