When I put him in my arms for the first time, I got all mushy inside. I love little babies. Grand babies are the best.
With that in mind, I decided to venture away from the miniature dollhouse sewing that usually fills my days, for my Etsy shop. I'm going to be in a couple Dollhouse magazines soon, and I found myself sewing several different bedding sets so the pictures would be just perfect....
But I wanted to make something....like a baby doll. My mother made me endless little fabric dolls, with outfits, blankets, sheets, pillows. I played for hours with all those little things. My love for sewing and for making baby doll accessories began early on.
I just had to make a baby doll ....a pattern....easy but cute so that anyone that could sew a basic seam could sew it. Laying in bed, drifting to sleep, I knew exactly how the pattern should be...one Pattern piece for the doll. Simple and very sweet and cute and huggable and lovable. A child learns to love and nurture at an early age. I know I did.
I love this little doll. I've made so many now I can't count. Made in any color of felt, to replicate skin tone, outfits that can be layered. The pattern includes the doll body pattern piece, and pictures galore to guide you every step of the way. It is SO SIMPLE! You can make a diaper, headband, slip, dress and jacket. You should see my sewing room, there are these sweet dolls everywhere. They are sitting in little doll chairs, or sleeping on doll beds. They fit perfectly on a Ginny doll bed (Vintage) or Barbie/Blythe doll sized bed. I've also made a few patterns for little quilts and blankets for them to cuddle up with! I love it.
I think patterns should be simple, and you should use the prettiest fabric you can find.
When my sweet daughter was growing up I gained so much joy and satisfaction from making her something to play with.
She's grown now, and we play with makeup and fun grown up stuff!
I hope you will try one of my patterns, and if you do I'd love to see pictures of it. Use the hashtag #ribbonwoodcottage so we can enjoy it on social media.
You can visit me and see more too over at my Etsy shop-