36" TO 42" DOLLS AND OTHER DOLLS
Everyone has their own way of putting these dolls together, and this
is my favorite.
You will need:
You will also need to make a wood based stand with a dowel or metal
rod that will go up through
Run the elastic through the hole in the wooden bead, and insert inside
the neck of the torso,
Make a cloth tube to accommodate the length of the PVC pipe.
Sew body, leaving about 8 inches open in the center back.
For the cloth arms, on each end of the tube turn under the
sides ¼ inch,
Run arm tube through the arm holes of the body, and then run the
Put a small amount of Polyfil in the wrist of each arm to prevent
Protect the arms with a wrapping before putting the torso on the body.
Bend the 58 inch length of Romex into a narrow hairpin shape, and
insert into the cloth body.
Cut two lengths of ¼ inch grosgrain ribbon, long enough to
Place the stuffed body up inside the torso.
Continue stuffing more polyfil from the bottom of the legs, making
sure to fill the hips and legs firmly.
You might want to protect the legs with a wrapping at this point,
With the curved needle and a doubled heavy thread, stitch the legs
to the cloth body.
Your doll is finished, and ready to be put on her stand.
Instructions and informational directions
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Note: Dress patterns for dolls using:
Charís torso and legs can be purchased from Something Fancy.
Carl Armstrong purchased the rights to Charís molds and patterns.
He can be reached at 1-615-847-7439.
Address is 2011 Old Hickory Blvd., Old Hickory, Tennessee. 37138
With some modifications, patterns for other 36 inch dolls can also be used.
Ali Hansenís and Audrey Hansen dolls can be viewed at www.childhoodfantasies.com.
Char Casperson bought the rights to Aliís molds and patterns
Can be Reached at 1-919-851-7770.
E-mail is char@childhoodfantasies, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Address is 106 Echowood Lane, Cary, North Carolina, 27518.
Dawn Adams has patterns for her lady dolls, sold through Expressions mold company.
See them at www.expressionsdolls.com. Phone is 1-800-452-2480,
Address is P.O. box 174, Jamestown, Missouri, 65046.
Making Memories has 36 inch Victorian patterns designed for Lady Grace,
You can reach Ellen Thomsen at 1- 510-841-3609.
Address is 2950 Magnolia Street, Berkeley, California, 94705.
Patterns can be seen at www.makingmemories-ladygrace.com.
Doll Artworks has been sold to Bountifulbaby.com.
No clothes patterns are available for their 2 dolls.