Meet June, a little doll stitched by a rising 4th grader. I love it when a young sewer has a vision.
First, a pattern was drawn. See the pencil lines? This was her original drawing. Then, I had her go around it again to add a seam allowance.
After tracing the pattern onto pink felt two times, she decorated the face and added a little button heart like another favorite doll, Raggedy Ann.
She's all sewn and stuffed. Yarn hair was whipstitched to the top and bows added.
Time for a dress - one that can you can really put on. We decided on a simple A-line dress with a back button closure. To get the fit right, I helped to make a dress pattern using the stuffed doll as a guide and adding about 1 inch seam allowance. The dress was machine sewn. Of course the pattern was kept so that more dresses could be sewn.