Helene, and Fox, from the book Jane, The Fox, And Me
Based on the lovely illustrations from the book Jane, the Fox, and Me, I decided to make Helene a wardrobe. When we first meet Helene, she is in school, and her basic school outfit is a long sleeve pullover and leggings:
And she also carries her school supplies in her backpack:
It is winter, and Helene wears a knit jacket, cap and scarf to keep warm:
Before her friends became her tormentors, they all dreamed of having vintage crinoline dresses, and Helene's mother makes her one. But, it isn't vintage, and it has become last year's dream.
At camp, Helene wears shorts and a tee shirt and sneakers. These outfits are made from some basic patterns for Yun Shu
Wardrobe Basics for Yun Shu
Some items from Wardrobe Basics for Yun Shu
Put it all together in her Fox Box, with a cross stitched fox banner, peg rack of shank buttons and grossgrain ribbon, a flower garden afghan, and a chest made from a tea box and cardstock.
I used three free crochet squares from Ravelry for the afghan, and some freely available printables from Pinterest to cover the tea box chest. Shank buttons made great pegs for the peg rack, sewn onto a length of grossgrain ribbon, which was then glued to the back of the box.
All the patterns should fit Yun Shu, with the exception of the shoes. I altered Yun Shu so that she has very tiny feet, and this is what the shoes fit. Otherwise, any very slim bodied eight inch doll should be able to wear these outfits.
Enjoy the crochet!