One of the first waldorf style dolls I ever made was a baby doll for my smallest girl, who was little more than a baby herself at the time. The pattern was from a Japanese book that I have and, not being able to read Japanese, I muddled along by following the pictures.
The small girl never really took to this doll and I am not surprised. Her hair was truly terrible, eyes to small and, as you can see below, there was some truly dodgy stitching going on.
So the other night I took her apart. Hair came off, her face was unpicked and re-stitched and I undid the dodgy stitching around her neck and reattached the head to the neck. She still has her bumpy understuffed legs and very odd shaped hands. Not to mention a nose that is rather large for her face.
A new outfit was also called for, in the small girl's favourite colour.
With a matching nappy of course.
A new head of hair, and she was done.
The small girl is very happy with her made over doll. She has been christened Silky (we have been listening to The Faraway Tree) and has come on quite a few outings with us in the last few days.
Apparently she needs a few more outfits though.