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New Hampshire, United States

In designing sewing projects, the biggest kick for me is figuring out how to get fabulous finished products with really simple construction techniques. I'm VERY particular about my designs. If I ...

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Waldorf Doll with 'Groovy' Wardrobe

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(9) Name: 'Sewing : Waldorf Doll with 'Groovy' Wardrobe
Waldorf Doll with 'Groovy' Wardrobe
Waldorf Doll with 'Groovy' Wardrobe
Waldorf Doll with 'Groovy' Wardrobe
Waldorf Doll with 'Groovy' Wardrobe
Waldorf Doll with 'Groovy' Wardrobe

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Machine sewing
  • Some hand sewing
  • Minimal embroidery

Pattern Description:

You'll be "feelin' groovy" when you travel in time to the "summer of love" with this HUGE 9-piece wardrobe for your Waldorf doll.

FAST & EASY construction! You'll get lots of adorable fashion detail with amazingly quick and simple sewing. All patterns are easy to cut, easy to sew, with carefully streamlined construction. Each step of the process is described in detail and illustrated with big, clear color photos.

At 16 inches tall, this is the classic, huggable Waldorf play doll, now available with 9-piece "Feelin' Groovy" wardrobe pattern.

Two doll patterns in one! Choose either of 2 easy traditional construction techniques: the one-piece body with straight legs, or the sewn-in legs with more natural shaping. Arms may be sewn-on or button jointed. Legs are hinge-jointed.

Choose from 2 hair styles. Go long and loose, with ultra-easy, no-crochet construction. Instructions for a clever and low-cost adjustable hair loom are also included. For crochet fans, directions are given for a quick loop-stitched curly cap.

Dress your doll in a quick and easy 2-piece outfit, with short pants and sleeveless top. It's a cute play outfit, or pajamas.

PLUS, the 9-piece wardrobe pattern includes:
** Bell-bottom pants
** Mini skirt
** Granny dress
** Reversible fringed vest
** Sandals
** Shoulder bag
** Panties
** Peasant blouse with 2 sleeve variations
** Fringed asymmetrical skirt

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Doll is 16 inches tall


  • Un-spun wool batting for stuffing (about 1/2 pound)
  • 2-inch wide tubular cotton gauze (about 1 yard for each head)
  • 1/2 yard cotton interlock knit in skin-tone of your choice (makes several dolls)
  • Embroidery floss - red plus your choice of eye color
  • Thread to match doll skin fabric
  • Strong cotton craft thread
  • Red beeswax crayon for rosy cheeks
  • Wool or cotton yarn for hair
  • For clothing, cotton fabric (scrap yardage will do; if buying new, purchase 1/4 yard; dress requires 3/8 yard)
  • Thread to match clothing fabric
  • For clothing, 1/4-inch and 1/8-inch elastic
  • 3/8 to 1/2-inch wide ribbon or twill tape (for sandals)
  • Alene's tacky glue (for sandals)
  • Baby rickrack or narrow lace
  • 2 snap fasteners

You Will Also Need:

  • 7-inch doll needle
  • Surgical hemostats (optional, but recommended)
  • Two 3/4-inch buttons for jointing arms (optional)