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Jeanne - The Innkeepers Wife!


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"Jeanne - The Innkeepers Wife!" was inspired by the character in Les Miserable's! She projects the attitude of cocky, confident, and a little bit cunning! Nothing gets past her! This is an advanced doll pattern and if you want to develop and hone your sculpting and face colouring skills, this is an interesting way to do it! The body is made from cotton Lycra in a nude colour, but any two way stretch fabric is good. The doll has a wire armature in a sculpted body stocking and the pattern also includes how to make a Last for the boots, a wooden stool to sit on, as well as all the clothing patterns. Many illustrations and pictures to describe how she is made. If you have some dollmaking experience you will enjoy the challenge of making this doll, which can also be made to stand up or become any character you can think of! Even a man! All Requirements are listed on the back cover. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Experience with needlesculpting - made other dolls SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 40cm (16inches) Sitting figure.

Recommended with this pattern

  • 36cms long two-way stretch fabric in nude/flesh colour (I used cotton lycra). Strong thread for sculpting. Matching thread for sewing all the fabrics used. Linen thread for laces. Half a metre of baby gauze/muslin, tea dyed. Half a metre (or less) of homespun, or aged fabric for dress. Acrylic fur for hair, approx 30cms long. 1 Metre narrow floppy ribbon in tonal colour. Thin Leather or fabric suitable for boots.
  • Glue - Bostik Multi Bond or craft glue, and a glue stick. New needle for sewing machine and small sewing needles. Long Doll Needle and #7 darner. Pins, paper and good dressmaking scissors, tape measure, haemostats, turning tools and wire cutters. Prismacolour pencils crimson red, black, white. Hybrid Gel Pens white, black, copper, blue. Clay, doweling and base for last.

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SFM Cloth dolls With Attitude!
SFM Cloth dolls With Attitude!
Wife, mother, grandmother, Community Worker working with people with disabilities, and a longstanding interest in fabric , design and dolls. Educated in pattern design, art studies, and interest and a little training in people and personalities. My interest in cloth dollmaking has grown into a passion for this art form and I now design my own patterns and teach classes and workshops, both online with Fabric Addictions as well as locally, and recently invited to be an assistant coordinator on Cloth Doll Artistry's Cloth doll Studio. My special interest is in needle sculpting, making expressive faces to show character & attitude.