Sunday, 26 July 2009

"polish doll"

My lovely Mum bought me this
sweet polish doll for my birthday

i'd been after one for ages
my Grandma had one
and i used to like
to play with it when i was little

she has wild hair but a sweet face
and i had a plan for a new frock!

oh yes it involved a vintage doily of course!

poor dolly stripped of her clothes
and looking a little worried

i took a cut-work vintage doily
and cut out a small circle

then i hemmed it to form a waistband

i used a running stitch and left the threads uncut

then i had dolly try it on for size

then i got to play with my lace and trims stash
i found the perfect little trim for the bodice

and some vintage blue ribbon for a sash

i then sewed the trim together in a "v" at the front placed it on dolly and did the same at the back,
next i tucked the bodice into her skirt and sewed it on to the waistband after pulling tight the running stitches on the waistband and tying them off.

I could've glued this but i may just want to re-dress her in the future

i then added the blue ribbon sash
with a generous bow at the back

now i just need to tame her crazy hair!
and perhaps add a button {or two}

I think i will call her Alice.


Apryl said...

fabulous.. she definitly needs some buttons.. maybe a button in her hair like a stylish hat with a bit of tulle or lace so she is a very fine lady..with wild hair!

Glamglass said...

She is very cute and wild! The dress looks fab!

Kitschy Coo said...

Well done! Now can you make that dress for me?

Domestic Kat said...

oh wow she is beautiful. I cant wait to see what you do with the hair.

Kat x

Suzanne Vaughan said...

The finished article looks very chic! Love it.

misselaineous said...

WOW!! Blast from the past! I had a doll like that, but it was a boy dressed in a little sailor suit...I say had cause at the moment I cannot for the life of me remember if he's still around. I'll post him if I find him...they'd make a sweet couple! *elaine*

Unknown said...

I love it, very cool :) x

Cowboys and Custard said...

Hello.. I found your blog through UK handmade and was drawn to the name..Maximum Rabbit Designs... I have a thing about rabbits as it is my nickname..
I love the re-vamped Alice..wish someone could tame my hair like that.
I thought you might like to see the Polish dolls I have in my webshop.. they all have wonderful characters.


Cowboys and Custard said...

P.s Love your Etsy shop.. must bookmark it!

Anonymous said...

muy bello el paisaje, pareciera sacado de un cuento de adas, y este espacio tuyo de igual manera, soy de chile y siempre te visitare.

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