I have totally, fallen in love with my Babyland Rag Doll.
I have used the Babyland Rag Doll Body Pattern by:One of my hero's in the cloth doll world Dixie Redmond
One day Hubby and me were in Goodwill I saw this doll Aqua Blue Doll Stand, Sheeze, Tall heavy , sturdy, well for a $1.99 I grabbed that baby right up, It wasn't for several weeks later I realized "hey That isn't a tall doll stand, But it is a toilet paper holder *duh me* works beautifully as a stand!
"Cloth Dolls From Ancient To Modern By Linda Edwards, I think I have had this book about 12 years, LOVE it ,I do refer to it often, I do allot research, I do mean way to much kind of allot research ,Those that do have this book look on page 61, -67, She shows how the True Antique Babyland Rag Dolls were dressed and facial features, if any.
What kind of styles for the period, How did they wear their hair, Their Clothing, down to their shoes, socks, What was going on in the world at that time period and much more.
Why you ask, Well I love History!
Going to really pace myself for these special dolls, using vintage real thing as much as possible, It has always been my dream to do exactly that, Just wasn't sure enough of my self, Now well just jumping in, but going slow.YES I am very excited!
NOTE: That I still will be creating my Folk Art, Whimsy, Prim..No way Hosea will I ever stop creating these, Love them way to much. Oh let's not for get my Quilting too :).
Back to my Baby land Rag Doll, I have given her hand stitched finger and as you can see I always age my Body fabric before I cut out and sew.
Have to place her on hold a bit, Christmas sewing must be first right now!