Friday, March 25, 2011

Gail Wilson Historical Doll...Finished!!!

I recently finished this sweet doll made from a Gail Wilson pattern and am very pleased with how she turned out. Gail's patterns are extremely detailed and a joy to follow...I will definitely be making more!

This particular little girl is called "An Historical Folk Doll Series-Kit Two: 15" Doll with Woven Wool Fabric Hair" and "is representative of many dolls from the period 1800-1875." I challenged myself to sew her completely by hand (body included!) and really love the results. I am a hand stitcher by choice...always...but it does take way longer to sew this way so I won't be getting rid of my sewing machine any time soon! It's just nice to have options :)

Her little doggie friend is made by Chad Valley and is part of my collection of small antique dogs. He's definitely been well loved but how could I resist that face! Not only that, but when it comes to picking lavender, he is quite the helper!

Happy stitching, everyone :)
Sandy

13 comments:

Monica Johansson said...

She is lovely! I just love that simple but yet express-fulface. I've just started recently making cloth dolls and have seen Gail Wilsons page and are most definitely going to order some patterns! Kindest regards from Monica

McNallys said...

Beautiful doll! I also love Gail Wilson patterns. They are absolutely perfect.

OldeTimeDolls said...

You did Gail proud, wonderful job! ♥Judi

The Humble Stitcher said...

Thank you so much, ladies. Your encouraging words mean a lot to me :)

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Darling little doll, love her sweet face and the smocking on her dress, wonderful! Thank you for sharing.

:) Carolyn

Dixie Sargent Redmond said...

Beautiful doll and your blog is my kind of place. :-) I love old images like the ones you have in the sidebar and old illustrations from books as well! :-)

The Humble Stitcher said...

Thank you, Dixie and Carolyn. I appreciate your kind words about my doll and blog. You really brightened my day!

Z.E. Whitlow said...

A fantastic job! I love how she turned out!

Green Creek Primitives said...

Thanks for joining me on my blog. I love the doll, you have done a really nice job with her. I have really gotten interested in making dolls. I collect them here and there for my house. It nice to meet someone who has interest in doll making. Look forward to getting to know you. Vicky

LoveThePrimLook said...

Thank you for joining my blog :) Yours is beautiful...I love it !!!!

Prim hugs, Angie

Siobhan said...

That is adorable!! Great job.

HomeSpunPrims said...

Well done and a real feeling of accomplishment I'm sure being all done by hand. She's a beauty! Love her little doggy friend and basket of lavender too!

Jenni said...

She is so cute!