Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Not So Raggedy Ann

A friend was looking for a Raggedy Ann for her daughter's birthday.  I HAD to help her out.  I always like a new project/challenge!

I adore this pattern by Oh Sew Dollin and thought that this sweet girl would meet the requirements of Raggedy Ann, but in a modern way.  
so I knew I had to step up my game!

The request was for an embroidered heart for little Miss E.  The initials are her grandfather's.  He recently passed away suddenly and not only was she HIS favorite, HE was HER favorite!

The pattern calls for the body to be a floral fabric, but it just wouldn't work with her heart!  I decided to do the body in a "flesh" fabric and make a peasant shirt for her.

 Not too shabby off the cuff, no?

The pattern called for a circle felt button for the collar.  Of course, you know me, I decided that this sweet girl deserved a felt floral button in the same colorway as her skirt.

I tweaked it a bit again by using snaps instead of velcro like it suggested.

But I stuck to the sweet face.

As I was blogging, I forgot to give her her rosy cheeks...a la Crayola Red.  Considered that fixed!
I had such fun time making these clothes in miniature!

I was debating on which fabrics to make her outfit out of, so I made this sweet yellow/berry combination too!

A little variety never hurt a girl!

I love her......


  1. She is cute. I have a doll to make on my "list".

    1. She is on my list again too ;)! I MUST have one for myself now! And Button was very fascinated too!!

  2. She is so adorable! I still have the raggedy ann my mom made me when I was little, more traditional but with the same legs/feet and embroidered heart. I love that people still want raggedy anns!

    1. Amazing isn't it how a doll can stand the test of time! Granted she is pretty modern, but I love the idea of a modern Raggedy Ann!!!

  3. She is so cute, I love the details.

  4. She is the cutest doll I have seen in a long long time!!!!!!
    Beautiful, with all the details. You did such a nice job. Congrats!!!

  5. It is adorable. I'm the grami of little Miss E, and you made me cry when I saw the initials embroidered inside the heart. So sweet. I can't wait to see it in person.

    1. It was MY pleasure! I hope she brings much joy to you and yours!!!

  6. I love her too! This is the sweetest little doll!

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    1. I wish I had dreamed this pattern up myself! :)


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