The County Fair is soon and, as I didn't enter last year, I'm really hoping to get something for this year. Maybe even three dolls, for three different categories. My dining table, therefore, looks like this,
I thought, if it works for a chemise, why not for a doll. I'd wanted to make a smaller rag doll, but I'd never seen a pattern I liked. Fussy...
So, I bought a cheapy plastic doll whose body and limbs were the right size. He looked French, so I called him Plastique Bertrand. I wrapped him in used tumble-dryer sheets and then wrapped him in masking tape. When I cut it off, I pretty much had my doll pattern.
I need to work on the face a little. The first doll has a really hard jaw-line and I need to amend that and the arms, but otherwise I'm very content.