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Friday, 13 January 2012

Girly softie dolls

girls dolls

Last summer I made a few illustrations in aquarelle technique. I needed some images to use for the girls and boys tee shirts for the shop. So, I had to convert those aquarelles into the vector files to be screen printed on the shirts and my final result was the simple drawing of the girl (later to become 2 girls, as on the following picture) and a simple dinosaur for the boys.



I've also uploaded the drawings into my Spoonflower account and turned them into a fabric. Here are the girls and here are the dinos (not yet available for purchase). So the girls on fabric arrived while we were away and it was the first thing I had to sew in this new Year. The dolls for my girls;)
Of course, the fabric can be used for other purposes, but after the lovely teddy bears softies, they wanted the softie dolls;)

girls
There are 8 dolls fitting one fat quarter, so if you are sewing them as dolls, you may choose to create 4 reversible dolls(using all 8 dolls) or 8 if using one doll for one side and some other fabric as the back, other side of the doll.

girls dolls

If choosing the option of creating the reversible doll, here is how I did it, you may call it tutorial, as well;)
First of all, wash the fabric(or fabrics) and iron it.
Using the window and day light, and folding the fabric, right sides together, in way that you can see 2 dolls through - one over another, pin the fabrics.

girls dolls

Cut the doll shapes, here are 2 ways you may cut, getting more or less of the white space

girls dolls

Sew the dolls using 1 cm (1/2") seam allowances, leaving the bottom gap open that will allow turning the doll inside out

girls dolls

Fill the dolls with stuffing

girls dolls

girls dolls

Hand stitch the opening gap closed, and you are done;)

girls dolls

xo, Katarina

2 comments:

nic said...

oh, these are darling. you are the BEST artist, dearie. and the best mom!

magrit said...

Jako jako slatko !
Podsecaju me pomalo na one papirne lutke "za obuci" :)