Yesterday, being the first day of school holidays, it was declared the Day-of-Pyjama and as such, much of it was spent in the sewing room ignoring the
To-Do list and playing with Elsie
Here she is with her Viking friend just for a sense of scale. I was a little bit fruck out by her petite nature (can you imagine that neck seam!) and thought I might embiggen her somewhat.
Whoa Nellie ! I embiggened her into gargantuan proportions, she would have been about 20 inches tall if I had proceeded with this body. (I tried a new idea with the neck seam and it worked a dream, I cannot believe I didn’t think of it earlier.
So then I worked toward a happy medium, which, while I didn’t hate it, kind of felt a little rodent-like to me. I added a few features to see where I was headed and then it dawned on me…This is someone else entirely! He is going to be set aside to peculate a little longer as well (Pity his pattern pieces have been mutilated beyond use). That weird strip of linen? I’m glad you asked. It is to cover up a different drawing of a mouth. I should draw faces on bits of fabric and pin them onto the dolls head to try out different features…but I get carried away and hey presto, mouths that look like moustaches.
So a little smaller again , but not so small as the first one. I am happy with the shape and proportion of the body. I know it just looks like a stuffed tube, but it really isn’t. I decided to hang it all and make a four piece body if I was going into crazy-land with a four piece head, and it is quite a nice shape.
I’d like to tell you that today is the day for limbs but then we would all be disappointed. Today I have to do some computer work, the finished patterns are creating a backlog, I have some embroidery to finish and blah blah domestic blah.
But you know she is going to be calling me don’t you?