The final touch is some wings, with elastic straps, so the bear can play dress-up.
Emily is going to a party at Build-A-Bear Workshop so I thought some build-a-bear sized clothes would be a good present. I picked up a little cardboard suitcase in Tiger and searched Google, Pinterest and Ravelry for a few patterns.
The shop I've been selling my doll dresses to has closed down - sniff!
I have been considering selling the dresses myself online. But I didn't have a large enough doll, and 20 inch vintage plastic dolls can be very expensive.
So I was over the moon to find this beauty at our local, annual garden fete for only €1!
I gave her a bit of a wash and brushed her hair to tidy her up a bit.
I think she will make a very good model!
Now I need to research when she was made. She has no distinct marking apart from DTD 6 on the back, and a Made in England stamp.
I also need to work out how best to style her hair. More time on Pinterest for me so!
The paper bag I had been using to hold my pegs finally died,
So I decided to make myself a new fabric one. I found an old baby hanger and drew around it on some red cordroy fabric.
Then I cut out a hole to put the pegs in and out. But I cut the hole too big! So I picked a fabric to add as an insert rather than starting from scratch. A little bit of lace to girly it up, and a few motifs cut from the fabric and machine-sewn into the front on the bag.
Then I stitched up the side and inserted the hanger.