Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Sweater and Pants for Patience

Finally something to keep Patience warm, here at the end (I hope!) of winter.  A very simple knit cardigan sweater, and pull on knit pants.  Both are knit flat.  The sleeves of the sweater are knit into the side seams, then seamed from wrist to waist.  The knit pants are knit in one piece, then seamed up the inseam and then the center back seam; they pull on and fit nicely over the bikini panties.

Little Sister Sweater

Little Sister Pants

Both of these pieces are designed to fit Fiona McDonald's 'Babes' Little Sister' pattern, which is freely available on Ravely.  You can find a link to this pattern on the left sidebar of this blog under "Fiona McDonald's Babe's Little Sister.'

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

For Valentines Day

Fiona McDonald has created a delightful, free, knit doll pattern called "Babe's Little Sister."  The pattern is available on Ravelry:

Babes Little Sister

I've made my little sister, Patience, some unders, which are also useful as a starting point for other clothing designs.  The patterns are available here:

Little Sister Unders

and I will also put them on the left sidebar under Babe's Little Sister.

She is a bit smaller and more slender than the popular 18 inch American Girl doll.  Here she sits between and AG and a similar doll made by Goetz.

Happy Valentines Day :-)

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Winter 2014

This winter has been relentless and bitter; beloved friends and family with serious illness, and cold and snow with no end in sight.  It has been nearly impossible to muster the positive energy for dollmaking, or making anything at all.  This is the worst of the winter blues.

But today I have finally completed a doll from a free pattern courtesy of Fiona McDonald.  The pattern is available on Ravely, and here is a link:

Babes Little Sister

You need to register with Ravelry, but it is free and well worth it!  The doll, like all of Fiona's patterns, is easy to make and makes up beautifully.  Mine is 17 inches tall with a nine inch waist...about the same size as an American Girl doll, but two inches more slender.

Meet Patience;  she has needed that quality as much as I have these past few weeks.  But I'm happy we both perservered; she is a delight!

Here is hoping the coming weeks bring us the promise of spring, of life after death, and health for all of those we love.