Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Paper Mache Doll-Torso and Clothing

Well, I can say what I might about the out come of my doll, which now I call Penny because of the cost, I DO like the pattern I designed for the torso. It took me some time to put what I visioned down on paper, I wanted to make sure her breastplate fit perfectly. And it did. I wanted arms and legs to assemble easy and they did. The only great debate I struggled with, and it stalled my progress, was what to use for stuffing. Wood shavings or rags. Sawdust was used with very early dolls, they were constructed with a leather torso , it's my belief that's why we have some of them today. I decided rags for weight.

A small plain-ish print for the yoked dress.


Hook and eye for the attachments, no Velcro on my dolls. They are also all hand stitched, signed and dated.



I decided on no embellishments, at this point she didn't appear to be the fancy kind.





I also found a set of bloomers to put on her. C&G Design.




7 comments:

tina said...

Someday this doll will be quite the heirloom. You have done a wonderful job. I like the blue.

Skeeter said...

Ah, some clothes to keep that dollie warm this winter! Much better then a naked doll... lol...
Looking Good!

Jean said...

I love that material. It will look so pretty on the doll.

Msrobin said...

I'm anxious to see the finished product! I used to do cloth dolls and sell them in craft fairs, many years ago. Still have one of my favorites sitting on the guest bed. Wonder where the others are? Probably in my daughter's boxes in the basement!

lola said...

Anxious to see the finished doll. Love that blue.

Kathleen said...

I am just amazed at this whole process. I love the dress, it does seem like the perfect fabric for this lady. Have a great day, hugs, Kathleen

Protector of Vintage said...

You are so talented! Can't wait to see her in the new dress.