Ask anyone who knows me and they'll tell you that I am not a fashionista! I wear jeans everywhere and most of my clothes are purchased at consignment shops or thrift stores, meaning I'm always behind in the latest trends. My studio dress is usually jeans (of course), a t-shirt and my favorite, oversized green and black checked flannel shirt! Ahh - comfort!!
So imagine my amazement as I dive back into doll making to find that I'm entranced with dressing these little people. I'm working on shoes - I'm designing and making hats - I'm putting socks on little feet (okay I must admit that I myself am addicted to socks - love them in all sorts of colors and patterns) - I am becoming my own 'Project Runway' .
While at a recent quilt show I went to my favorite vendor booth "Annie's Keepsakes" to pick up some of her delicious wool felt. There I found this pattern for two hats -- a 'stovepipe' hat' and a 'flat hat'. Of course both patterns were not designed for dolls but hey - I have a computer - I can resize. And that's what I did!
This scrunched stove pipe hat sits perched on an otherwise unfinished doll -- waiting for the rest of her outfit. What fun this was to make - even though working in this very small size and with felt was somewhat of a challenge.
Now I'm working on a new shoe pattern -- this is a prototype in amongst the old doll shoes that I took apart for a pattern. I learned the in's and out's with this first one and am about to start the 'real' thing in black felt (to match her hat of course).
I'm having way too much fun!!! If you're interested in this pattern you can get it by contacting Annie's Keepsakes.
"I base most of my fashion taste on what doesn't itch." - Gilda Radner