Wednesday, November 4, 2015
More dolls, more fun!
Jeanette's dress and hat are another outfit designed by Helga Kraft for Kelly dolls. I end up adding two or three stitches to the waist line, to better fit Nancy Ann, and make the dresses a bit longer. Otherwise, the fit is quite good.
Jeanette's shoes are from an Annie Potter Presents leaflet entitled Victorian Darlings. I've used this leaflet for many outfits for these dolls. I crochet the dresses using size 20 crochet cotton (or size 8 perle) and a size 9 hook. However, for the shoes I crochet them with the thread and hook recommended.
Jeanette's raglan sweater is my own design, which I am happy to share!
Nancy Ann Raglan Sweater
And remember, most of the outfits I designed for the Forget-Me-Knot kids, here on this blog, will fit Nancy Ann as well.
Nancy Ann projects in the wings include these three Nancy Ann's from the 50's, with hard plastic bodies and sleep eyes:
For a real treat, check out Carolyn's blog and see what she has done with her rescued Nancy Ann's:
Carolyn's Creative Workshop
Her face painting is extraordinary! And if you look around, you will be amazed at this dollmakers creativity and generosity.
I hope you are enjoying the day. Only 23 more days until White Friday! Are you ready to knit, crochet, sew, or otherwise hand make someone a special gift for Christmas? This is what White Friday is all about :-)