But as much as I love her, I need to say that she was a pain in the a*%$! to sew. For those of you who have made dolls or would understand the process, everything was fine until I had to put her together/sew the body. Her little torso and neck were too narrow to contain her long legs, arms and big feet. Let's say I had to hand-stitch some areas where the sewing machine just wouldn't go through.
Yikes! That would be Sheila's underarm. At that point everything was too fiddly and as you can see, I couldn't make a blind stitch.
I'm working on fixing all the little details that went wrong with Sheila. You know, because I might want to make many more dolls and I want to enjoy the process as well as render a high quality product. ;-)
|Don't you think I'm cute?|
Again, I used Sharpie Stained fabric markers to draw her features. I really like those markers but they're to be treated with respect; if you don't make light quick strokes the ink will bleed... badly. Her skin fabric is Kona flesh, her hair and details are acrylic felt and the rest are regular quilting fabrics.
|I gave her a curly ponytail which I love!|
One thing makes me sad. I really like Sheila, but I have to give up many of her distinctive quirks on behalf of her survival. We'll see how it turns out. See you later!