I set myself a lot of new challenges with this doll. In the photo above you can see her cowl neck sweater and her soft roving hair. The sweater was pretty much just simple math, so that was no big deal. But her wig took awhile to get right. I’ve never worked with roving before, so it took some time to get comfortable with.
In the next photo you can see her pleated skirt. Again, this was pretty much simple math the get the fullness of the skirt looking right and to make it fit the waist band I use for my doll’s pants.
And here’s my favorite new bit, Penny’s green saddle shoes. They were the most challenging part. I think getting flat pieces of felt to wrap smoothly around a dimensional shape is sort of tough. I’m happy with these as a first version, but I have ideas for making them better next time. I don’t want the next pair to pull in at the bottom like these ones do, so I have to add width to the soles.
Well, that’s it for now. My next doll is in the works already. She is going to be a heathered brown and black, lamb type thing wearing a gingham and flowered dress.