Monday, September 6, 2010
18 Inch Rag Cloth Doll, made from a vintage pattern
This is Bell an 18 inch rag cloth doll made from muslin and filled with fiber fill. Actually the body of the doll is muslin, the clothing is a few different fabrics; the shoes are a black broad cloth with the soles being a dark red broad cloth. Her under pants and under shirt are a dark red broad cloth.
The little jumper is a mixture of different fabrics as it was going to be a small quilted pillow, but I got to looking at and decided it would be neat as a jumper for a rag doll. Most of the pieces of fabric are just cotton fabric but there is a bit of broad cloth in the cut out pieces. The pattern is from 1990 and so it is a bit vintage being that the pattern is almost 11 years old.
This is a close up of her facial features in which I have added some blush and freckles and painted the mouth with acrylic paints. The eyes are black buttons that are sewn in with a heavy thread, but I suggest she will be best suited for those older than 6 years of age. The hair is an orange yarn and has been sewn into the head with the same thread, there is some satin ribbons tied into the pony tails.
I will be adding here and to my Art Fire store for purchasing. The price for Bell is $ 16.00
She will be shipped priority mail within the United States.