|Little Chrissy & the Alphabeats with Grover|
The dolls are a mix of hand and machine sewing.
|Little Chrissy only has black dots for eyes, and I used a pipe cleaner to make his glasses. Hair for the dolls came from samples purchased from http://www.fabricempire.com/faux-fur-fabric.aspx. You can also see the little dart in his chin that I made to round out his face more.|
|Completed shoes and one completed leg.|
I made the shoes first. Those were filled with plastic beans once the legs were sewn on, and the legs were filled with polyfill not quite to the top. I sewed the belly and butt pieces so I had front and back sides, then pinned the legs into that (right sides facing) so that when I turned it right-side out, the legs would be securely sewn in.
|The legs are quilting cotton, patterned to look like denim.|
|This was the first lower body I made, before I figured out a better way to sew the legs in.|
|The heads were sewn together, then sewn on once the torsos were attached to the lower bodies.|
|Closeup of the pink guy's face. He was the first one I made, and a little lopsided. You can sort of see the dart in his chin.|
Except for his face and hair, he's done.
They're not perfect, but I'm proud of them. I know better how do do things, what worked and what didn't, etc. And that's a good thing, because she's already written her letter to Santa asking for Dr. Thad and the Medications. (And Mick Swagger and the Cobblestones, and Little Jerry and the Monotones, and -- lord knows why -- The Grand High Triangle Lover.) When I do make all those guys, I will take better photos and try to do a decent tutorial.