Sunday, December 02, 2007

Just Hanging Around

The doll is now fully clothed, and yes, she's pinned to the design wall to have her photo taken. I made her a skirt from a piece of recycled wool. It's a tube with darts and a waistband, very simple, but I feel clever for having lined up the lower edge with the existing hem tape.
Here she is with the book I used for the body pattern. It was published by Dover in the 70s and I picked it up at a thrift store. I found a pattern for her shoes in the book: some lovely, practical flats. Then it will be time for accessories.

Both Sue in Western WA and Catherine posted in the comments that they thought she was a self-portrait doll. That was one of my original ideas, to make a Lady Professor doll, but I decided to make Lady X, whose identity is almost complete, instead. I will definitely make a self-portrait doll in the future.
Drum roll please. Here's the drawing of November commenters for a goody bag to celebrate my 100th post. ...And the winner is...
Whoo-who! I'll send you an email Susan, or you can send me one through my blog. Goodies are coming!


Susan said...

Me? I win?

I love the way she is dressed. That's just what I used to look like on the way to work at the bank in the 70s. =) And yes, it's definitely flats for the shoes! I look forward to seeing the self-portrait doll.

Allison Ann Aller said...

She is awesome, Barbara. Very evocative.
I love the idea of a self-portrait doll. I just might have to do one of those....circling, circling the idea!

Debra Spincic said...

When I opened the previous picture and saw your profile in the corner and the doll in the frame, I thought there was a very good likeness but then, since I am privy to some info (*wink*), I knew I was wrong!

She is definitely a Masterpiece!

The Carolina Quilter said...

She lookes exactly like an elementary school teacher I had! Funny! Glad you found that pattern. I made a witch doll at Halloween.

Rian said...

I love this! I thought it was a self-portrait doll, too. Wouldn't that be fun for us all to make!

Finn said...

Hi Barb, didn't realize I had been gone so! I missed all of November, but I've read each one now, so I feel caught up!
Great little doll. What fun you decided to venture into making some. I love the idea, but I get hung up on 'doing the eyes' and they languish, unfinished.
Your's is quite the character. Looks like she's got attitude, which I love....LOL, can just see that little spitfire in nonsense with her in charge.
Great looking quilts you are re-purposing into larger. Love the additions. Keep up the good work. Hugs, Finn