Today I'm excited to be the next stop on the Stash Busting Blog featuring projects from two books, 50 Fat Quarter Makes and Scrap Happy Sewing by Kim Kruzich (Retro Mama)
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I've been a fan of Kim's for years and I was so excited when I saw that she had a book coming out. I've thought about buying her doll pattern on Etsy more times than I can count. So when I spied that doll featured on the cover of her book and I knew that I finally had my chance.
I had some fat quarters in the mail from Michael Miller as part of the Sewtopia Chicago fabric challenge (I'm leaving for that today!) and just needed to find a solid Michael Miller fabric to match to start making my doll. Oh and some fun wool felt...although I'm definitely allergic to wool...itch itch itch.
The little shoes just kill me!!
And I love those adorable buttons from some Matilda Jane sweaters. So many sweet details.
A hand embroidered face and machine stitched hair. Oh it's so freaking cute!
She came together just as she should. The pattern was easy to follow, though the doll was not *quite* as simple to make as I thought. So worth it though. She's so cute (have I mentioned that yet?) Oh and I used Michael Miller Cotton Couture Taupe for her skin color.
My daughter requested that she have pig tails instead of a ponytail like the pattern has, so I simply doubled the hair and made two. Then she went and got two of her hair clips that apparently she is now done with to put in the doll's hair. Perfect!