We bought muslin and some yarn for hair and repurposed an old Halloween scarf to use as a dress for the doll. The felt was a piece she had already.
I helped her draw off the pattern pieces. We drew the face in profile so that we could have a 3-dimensional nose and chin. There is a seam down the center of the face. (The back of the head also has a seam down the center, making four pattern pieces for the head.)
Next, arms and legs were sewn on. (If you look closely you can see where she has penciled in the features.)She painted the legs to look like stockings and shoes. Acrylic craft paint was used for this. She also drew the face lightly in pencil and then painted the features, complete with a wart on the side of her nose! I didn't get a picture of adding hair or painting features, but the hair is just yarn. We wound it around a book until it was thick enough and removed it, sewed a seam down the middle (we put a piece of paper underneath, but a scrap of muslin might be better so that the yarn has something to be sewn to). We clipped the loops at the ends of the hair and hand sewed it to her head. The clothing and hat I cut out and let her sew.
Here's my sweet girl with her Halloween witch all finished and two months early! Can you tell how proud she is of her creation? I saw her several times just holding it and admiring what she had done! AND.....it's MUCH cuter than the one in the store!!!
Until next time......