This is a doll I just finished up over the weekend for my oldest daughter. We'll call her "Marie". My daughter is using her as the model for the clothes she's making from the Mary Frances Sewing Book.
I'm currently participating in the Oliver + S Ice Cream Social Sew-Along and I got a bit distracted :). Instead of making two dresses, it looks like I'll be making four. I'm now working on the size 7 version of this dress and my 5-year old wants a matching set for her and a doll, too.
The dress isn't to scale, of course. My dolls have large heads, chubby arms, etc. that needed to be taken into consideration when altering this pattern.
And this doll, Marie, still needs some shoes. I have a little pair of black corduroy ones all cut out. I'm just waiting for the patience and precision needed (for me) to fiddle with them. Right now, I'm busy sewing normal-sized things.
The feature I love best about this doll is her eyes. My daughter's eyes are dark grey/grey with some hazel right around the pupil. It's hard to see in these pictures, but I tried to replicate those eye colors on her doll.
Her hair is 100% wool. She is also stuffed with clean-carded eco-wool, as always. And guess what? I took pictures while adding her hair...so a tutorial will be up later this week. Finally!