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From: NanCee
Date: 02-22-2005, 01:51 PM (1 of 2)
Has anyone sewn the pair of boy & girl dolls?Theres a young lady
who would like to have these and I would like to make them for
her if I can find a pattern and its not a big undertaking! I am not
into sewing dolls! Are there any Canadian sources for patterns?
Any help would be most welcome. Thanks
User: NanCee
Member since: 04-15-2004
Total posts: 76
From: CraftyB
Date: 03-04-2005, 01:23 PM (2 of 2)
Hi NanCee,
There are a variety of patterns available for Amish dolls. If you search through Froogle (part of Google), you will find many listings. There is a book by Jan Mast (Amish Doll Patterns). There may also be patterns in the commercial companies books (Simplicity, McCall's, etc.) I have one somewhere from one of the major companies from years ago. If there are none available right now a simple rag doll pattern can be used. Perhaps a Raggedy Ann/ Andy pattern would work. The simpler the better if you want to have dolls similar to the original ones made by the Amish. The dolls traditionally have no faces on them. The clothing is made of plain black and solid dark cotton fabrics, but the basic doll clothes patterns will work using those with the most simple lines. Often a straw hat of an approiate size can be found in craft stores for the boy doll. Hope this helps. Have fun making the dolls.
User: CraftyB
Member since: 12-13-2004
Total posts: 4
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