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Waldorf-Inspired 16-inch Doll


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Skills Needed

  • Hand Sewing

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At 16 inches tall, this is the classic, huggable Waldorf play doll. Detailed color photos guide you step-by-step. 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. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY machine sewing hand sewing minimal embroidery SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 16 inches tall

Supplies Needed

  • 1/2 yard cotton interlock knit in skin-tone of your choice (makes several dolls)
  • Un-spun wool for stuffing (about 1/2 pound)
  • 2-inch wide tubular cotton gauze (about 1 yard for each head)

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Thimble Garden
Thimble Garden
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 can't make it easy for you to sew, it won't become a ThimbleGarden pattern. I'm Margaret Lunn, quilter, dollmaker, puppeteer, and all-around fabric crafter. Quilts, dolls, clothing, bags, accessories, upholstery, window treatments ... you name it--I've made it! Sewing has been such a rewarding part of my life, I want to help others enjoy creating with fabric. I'm dedicated to your sewing success!