I just love pattern tours! I love seeing what others come up with, and it just fills me with inspiration! Who’s excited to see what pattern I am doing for the Muse of the Morning pattern tour? I know I am!! Now this is a little something that I don’t have much experience in. But that just goes to show you that if I can do it, so can you!!!
I would like to introduce you all to Constance. She was made using the Playful Prudence Large Rag Doll Pattern. I realize that you may be thinking, “Why isn’t she named Prudence”? Well, after she was created the name Constance just popped into my head when looking at her. So Constance it is.
First, let me tell you about the Prudence pattern. This is a lovely pattern that will help you create a special companion for anyone to treasure! The step-by-step instructions tell you exactly how to create a beautiful rag doll that is approximately 22″ long, has long beautiful hair, face, and a complete outfit (dress, pinafore, bloomers, and even shoes)! All pattern pieces are digitally drawn and include all markings. It is classed as an intermediate pattern, but I think a confident beginner could tackle it too. The steps are clear, the illustrations are perfect, and there are even little hints and tips along the way! At first I must admit I was intimidated by the hair. Just looking at the listing photos I was thinking, “How the heck do you make that hair and attach it?” Well I didn’t need to worry because it is all written right in the tutorial. Before you begin I must tell you there is some hand sewing involved too. If you are anything like me you don’t really care for hand sewing. I don’t know many stitches, and have to look up what the stitch is when many patterns reference them. No need to look up here though. There are explanations right there as well.
Now to tell you about Constance! Isn’t she just beautiful?? For her body I used a heavier woven. The only problem with the fabric I chose was that it frayed easily. Next time I would definitely pick something that doesn’t do that. I chose to only make the pinafore (that closes in the back with ribbon) and the bloomers. On all the pattern pieces there are lines that show you where you can add eyelet to really beautify this ensemble. I chose to only add it to the bloomers though. I also chose to not create a face for her. There is a template for a face, so if drawing isn’t your thing you don’t have to worry about lopsided eyes. I like the simplicity of a blank face though. It lets the imagination run wild! For her hair I used handspun wool I have been hoarding for years. At one point I was going to learn to crochet. Well, let’s just say I don’t have the patience for crocheting. I ended up giving my yarn stash to a friend that actually does crochet. It was pure luck that this yarn didn’t end up in that box too! It is perfect for her hair! I wish I had lovely locks like that….
Think you are ready to take the leap and perhaps make a Prudence, or Constance, or Insert name here doll of your own? Head on over to Chrissy’s website and you can buy your own copy. There is a discount code: BLOGTOUR30 for 30% off all patterns purchased on the website! Code is good till May 17th. Feeling lucky? You can enter the giveaway HERE!
It may just be me, but I think my baby girl may have found her new best friend!!
I love the second to last picture of your daughter with her hand on the doll. Best friends for sure. 🙂 So precious.
This is SO SWEET and pretty – I love that last shot of the dolly with your little girl.