I had grad plans of making a bunch of homemade Christmas gifts this year, but that idea pretty much went down the toilet. I did however manage to make these dolls for my girls and for my cute little niece. My friend Lillian showed me the doll that she made for her daughter and I loved it, so I decided to make some of my own. She got the idea from this blog , and you can download the pattern for free from Martha Stewart's website.
My helpful tips for making these dolls are:
1. Be sure that after you print off the pattern that you have the pattern enlarged to 150% of the original pattern size.
2. Allow about a 1/2 inch seam allowance for those arms and legs. I didn't do this and I had to stitch all those little buggers together by hand, it would have been so much easier to sew them with my sewing machine.
3. Instead of painting the face on I stitched it on with embroidery floss, I like the look better.
Over all these dolls were really easy to make and I think they turned out super cute!