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?