Just a quick post to introduce my next 18 inch doll. These bigger dolls do take more work, but they are so worth it! I love the bigger size since it enables me to work in greater detail on face and clothing.
I found a lovely piece of fabric to up cycle- a sheet really. It’s 800 thread count Egyptian cotton, and such a nice shade of brown, I had to get it. I wanted to try some more African American dolls, but I think this one turned out looking more Native American.
The dress is another original design, in a cheery red color, since Valentine’s is just around the corner. The white details are done in couching, which is a method using yarn, or in this case, thin strips of cotton jersey. You trace a pattern and tack down the ‘yarn’ at regular intervals. It’s really easy and fun!
I also wove some buttons into her hair, just for something a little different than braids with bows on the end.
What do you think?
3 thoughts on “Valentine Girl”
Love the buttons in her hair.
She is beautiful! How long do these take! There is so much detail, I can’t imagine!
Becky, I would say the bigger dolls take me 8-10 hours.