I haven’t finished my first doll yet, but I wanted a challenge over Christmas, so decided to have a bash at making my own doll pattern (I never like to take the easy option!)….but how to go about it?
I did my initial sketches:
I want to make a faun. I have lots of ideas, I know I want to make quirky dolls from now on!
I started by making a template out of air-drying clay:
Then I removed the horns and ears and drew on the seams. I used pins and tissue paper to make templates with darts in:
I then tried it out of a cheap piece of white fabric:
This is the result. It needs a bit of tweaking (hence the pins). The purple pen lines will fade as it’s a light soluble fabric pen.
The next steps are to do the same thing with the body and to trial both in the proper fabric….which I still have to decide on!