Maida face book group challenge, to make a doll quilt.
I enjoyed making this coin quilt.
I am also working on a doll. She is a wanna be Kathe Kruse.
many steps to get to this stage. I have admired the dolls made by Kathy Krause for many years.
Because I will never have an original I am attempting to make a wanna be KK doll.
This is how she looks so far.
Years ago I bought some doll masks, for lack of a better word, off e-bay.
On the back is says made in Briton.
Because it reminded me of the KK faces.
I glued one onto a doll head/body from my MJ pattern.
My leg pattern----- is just sewn onto the bottom of the body like so many dolls. I wanted a movable leg on this doll.
I have looked for the wide hip pattern everywhere I could -------but no luck in finding how she did them.
I wanted to be as close as possible what I think they look like.
This dolls hips are not wide but they are attached so she can sit or stand. The doll leg has a cardboard foot shape in the bottom then is stuffed very firmly.
The fabric covered washers were sewn to the leg holes on the body.. I then ran a heavy thread through the body from side to side.
I attached the 2nd set of covered washers to the 1st set of washers using a long doll needle.
I had a button with the thread through the button tied very tight. I hot glued the thread ends to the button.
It was a chore but I ladder stitched the top of each leg to the cloth covered washer.
There is a tutorial I followed to do this step. https://patternsall.blogspot.com/2019/09/how-to-attach-legs-to-soft-toy-for.html
Her toes and fingers are so cute.
I will share more as I get it done.
The back of the head needs to be built up. I will be using rigid wrap to make the back of the head, and paper clay to make it all smooth. I will also attach cloth ears.