Thursday, November 3, 2005

My latest little EFA girl

Here is what I have been finishing up this week. This little girl is about 13" tall and made from an Edith Flack Ackley doll pattern from the Dolls to Make for Fun or Profit book, from 1938. I love the sweetness of Edith's little dolls. But as much fun as they are to make, I can never get the shoes to fit right. I either stuff the feet to fat, or the knit I use for the socks is thicker than what was available in the 30's, but they never seem to fit. I even tried to alter them this time, and it is a little better, but still not right.
I chose some 1930's reproduction cotton in bubblegum pink for her dress and matching feedsack print for her apron, in keeping with the era. I also did some tiny hand crocheted lace on the edge of her collar that I learned from Gail Wilson's online Hitty class. It turned out really cute!