For those of you looking for a fun summer project, I have a free pattern for you to try! Meet Mermaid Milly; she's a tiny one - at about 10 inches from head-to-tailfin, she's the perfect size to tuck under a little arm! She's a great pattern for beginner sewers, or even junior sewers. Just a few supplies and a couple of hours are all that's needed to make this sweet doll. Download the Mermaid Milly Doll Pattern and get started!
Happy crafting - send me a note if you have any questions. :)
I've been thinking over ideas for a pixie or fairy doll for quite awhile, and decided to try an idea with some faux fur I have. Usually I try a few versions of a doll before I come up with a pattern I love, but this little pixie emerged on the first try! I love the faux fur hair - it gives her a slightly wild look, enhanced even more by her mischievous grin. Her felt wings are attached to the removable skirt. The finished doll is about 10 inches high - much smaller than my other 18-inch dolls. The sewing pattern is good for intermediate sewers and can be found on the Blue Whimsy Etsy store.
Since the start of summer holidays two weeks ago, I've been trying to get all of my ideas for dolls out of my head, into Adobe Illustrator, and through my sewing machine! Bridget is the first product of my summer of sewing. Her look is a little more grown-up than the Penny doll - perhaps it's the side ponytail, or maybe its the socks and shoes. Her cute smock dress has elastic at the neck for easy wardrobe changes. Bridget is a great summer project for intermediate sewers!