These old fashioned rag dolls have been on my to do list for quite some time. I decided they would make the perfect homemade Christmas gift for my girls so I got to work sewing while they were in school and hiding them before they got home (rather tricky).
I hand embroidered their little faces on, and was quite pleased with the result..I don't have much experience with embroidering.
They each ended up a little different which is kinda fun.
I thought a Peter Pan collar would be fun for one of them.
My girls knew I was making the dolls they just didn't get to see them until Christmas morning so they gave me some input during the process...like I want mine to have long hair and a purple dress.
They have absolutely loved these little dollies and it makes my heart melt...in the end all the time and effort was definitely worth it.
Like I mentioned before my camera was lost for quite some during the move so no tutorial for this one but Ashley over at www.makeit-loveit.com has an excellent one with printable pattern pieces. I just made a few adjustments to personalize them. (I made their bodies slightly bigger and their legs a little bit shorter)