Pink Pink socks and in Cotton blend

Pink Pink socks and in Cotton blend
Only non dull color available

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

China Doll Project

My latest project was mending this china doll rescued from a discard pile of a doll collector. I think the sawdust was the downfall of her muslin body rotting away. It looks like she was mended before with patchwork repair to the waist but I decided to go all the distance and give her a new body.This time i used cotton quilt batting for the stuffing. I adjusted her leg length after the finished photo was taken.
I used a pattern I had from the early sixties when I was a preteen making reproduction china head dolls from an extinct San Fransisco company call Mark Farmer. I had saved the body pattern in a little blue stationary envelope with child like cursive writing on it. Nowadays that would be a novelty as it would be computer printed wouldn't it? I knew I saved that pattern from way back then for a reason and through numerous reductions in gathered craft projects. Here are photos to show the new body.
If only it was this quick and simple for us huh?

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