Better knows as "Dowy Emly" to her mama big girl Emily. I started working on Dolly Emily back in January. I had come across this blog and fallen in love with the doll that she made her daughter. You see I made a Waldorf style doll last year and if I'm being honest I'm just not a huge fan and neither is Emily. I've also made flat rag dolls before but didn't love them either. The problem of course was that when I found the blog with what I wanted I also quickly discovered that she uses her own pattern. The closest I could find was this vintage doll pattern on Etsy. So I ordered the pattern and became overwhelmed.
I sewed the arms, legs and torso together in February and then she sat in my sewing room for months. Poor big girl Emily would sit on the guest bed cuddling Dolly Emily's torso. Trust me when I tell you that is both a sad and disturbing site. So I decided it was time to be brave and finish her up. Big girl Emily found me working on her and kept me motivated to get her hair, face, and clothing finished in just a few days. She even stood and watched me work on her face and hair.
bybido blog while making her face and used the hair instructions from this book to make her hair.
Here they are going night night together. Big girl Emily looked at me and said "Where is her sleeping dress," when I tucked them in bed. I promised to make one soon. I have a feeling Dolly Emily is going to need quite the wardrobe. I finished her up as part of the Sew Weekly UFO challenge. Perhaps they will have a dolly wardrobe challenge soon.