A Lillie Mae’s Crafts original design by
Approximately 19 inches tall
Read through all directions before beginning.
For illustrations of the different steps and techniques as well as the stitches visit my "Stitch 'n' Stuff" page on my website at http://www.lilliemaescrafts.com
Material: Unbleached muslin, material for dress
Hair – Peaches & Crème 4-ply worsted weight cotton yarn - black
Embroidery Thread: Brown, red #347, thread that matches dress, off white or natural
Paint – Barnyard Red, black, antique white, white
3 or 5-inch doll needle
Disappearing ink fabric pen
For Staining – instant coffee, vanilla extract, fragrance oil.
Paper towels and paper plates
Basic sewing materials
Optional – old cookie sheet, glass jar with lid, wax paper, pliers, long beading needle (see #1 of face instructions)
Suggested shopping for fragrance oils –
The Chemistry Store – http://www.chemistrystore.com
From Nature With Love – http://www.fromnaturewithlove.com
Save on Scents – http://www.saveonscents.com
Bramble Berry – http://www.brambleberry.com
To Die for Soap – http://www.todieforsoap.com
1. Patterns; print out head/neck pattern as well as arm and leg patterns. Print out head/neck extension pattern as well as arm extension and leg extension patterns; tape together.
2. Body: On doubled muslin, with a mechanical pencil or disappearing ink fabric pen, lightly trace completely around body patterns. Sew directly on the traced lines; leave open where indicated. Cut out about 1/4 inch away from sewn lines. Clip curves and turn. Stuff head and body firmly and sew opening closed.
1. 3. Stuff arms and legs to stuffing line (indicated on pattern) firmly. Sew openings closed. Attach arms where indicated on pattern.
1. 4. Stain head/neck and arms as indicated below.
***The legs are not attached yet as they need to be painted.
Staining: Combine ¼ cup instant coffee, 2 cups hot water, 2 Tablespoons Vanilla extract and ¼ teaspoon fragrance oil (Some of my preferred scents are cinnamon bun, sugar cookies, and vanilla) in a glass jar with lid. Shake for few minutes until thoroughly mixed. (See the supply list on back of pattern cover for some suggested places for purchasing fragrance oils.) If the scent is not strong enough for your preference, add another 1/8 teaspoon of fragrance oil and continue this until the scent is to your liking. However, I would suggest only adding 1/8 teaspoon of fragrance oil each time because if you add too much and the scent is too strong for you, you will have to start over. Line an old cookie sheet with old rags and lay your doll here. With a sponge brush, thoroughly coat the doll. Bake for 10 minutes at 200 degrees. Check often as this can catch on fire. If you have to bake longer, only bake at 5 minute increments and always KEEP checking the oven. Tip: DO NOT turn your doll over while in the oven…unless you want big black splotches (of course some prim crafters might want these). I know this from experience.
Paint Legs: Attach a piece of thread to top of legs (for hanging to dry). Mix 1/3 cup water and 1 Tablespoon white paint in a glass jar with a lid. Shake until mixed thoroughly. Paint entire leg and hang to dry. Note: I hang mine on a wire hanger and hang in my garage so that possible drippings from the paint won't cause any damage to carpet. When dry, paint shoes black and once again hang to dry. When this has dried, paint stripes on her legs - load your small stencil brush with your barnyard red paint. Pounce off most of the paint on paper towels and paint stripes. Hang to dry for the final time.
1. Eyes: Print and cut out the eyes (in pattern section). Position these on the face where you want them and pin them to the face with straight pins. Very lightly trace around these with a mechanical pencil; use a mechanical pencil as it leaves a thinner line than a regular pencil. If using a regular pencil, your lines will be thicker therefore when you paint the eyes in they will be larger than the pattern. With a very small brush and using your black acrylic paint, very slowly outline eyes first and then fill in. Once that has dried, using the end of a very narrow small paint brush, dip it lightly in the antique white paint and gently dot on the whites of her eyes (see picture for placement).
2. Mouth: Thread your 3-inch doll needle with 1 strand of your brown embroidery thread. Going in at the very top of her head (this will be covered up with her hair) embroider the mouth using a simple backstitch.
3. Nose: Print and cut out nose pattern. Position on face and pin using straight pins. Very lightly trace around this with a mechanical pencil. Using a double strand of red embroidery thread go in from the top of the head (as in step #2), use satin stitch for the nose. If unsure of the satin stitch, visit my "Stitch 'n' Stuff" page for an illustration. Tip - I usually unthread my doll needle here and rethread on a smaller, sharper needle.
4. Star: Print out pattern on card stock and position on face; pin with straight pins to keep in place. Using embroidery floss that matches her dress and once again using your 3-5 inch doll needle, go in from the top and backstitch the star.
5. Eyelashes: Print off eyelash patterns on card stock; position and pin with straight pins as before. With a mechanical pencil trace in eyelashes. Thread your doll needle with a single strand of brown embroidery thread and use the same technique as in step #2 backstitch the eyelashes.
6. Cheeks: Dip some barnyard red paint onto paper plate. Dip your stencil brush lightly into the paint and pounce off most of it onto the paper towels. Unless you want her cheeks very bright, be sure to pounce off MOST of the paint. If her cheeks are not colorful enough for you, you can always add more…but begin by applying only a small amount. With your stencil brush and checking picture on pattern for placement of cheeks, in a circling motion, paint on cheeks.
1. Bangs; wrap yarn around 4 wide-spread fingers 10 times.
2. Hair; Cut 50 strips of yarn 24 inches long.
3. Insert small strips of same yarn in 3 spots indicated on head…do not tie these, leave them lying open.
Place center of bangs in center strip of yarn at top center of head. Place center of 50 strips of yarn hair here
also. Tie center strip tightly.
4. Then place hair in other strips of yarn on either side of head and tie tightly.
5. Braid very tightly and tie with another piece of yarn. Trim. Tie scrap piece of material to end of braids.
6. Do not trim bangs though…leave them uneven.
1. Bodice - On double layer material, right sides together, pin bodice pattern and cut out, being sure to place
the bodice on the fold as indicated. Cut out opening for head.
2. Skirt - On doubled layer material, right sides together, pin the 8-1/2 x 11 piece of paper (card stock may
work better) which is your skirt pattern, being sure to place pattern on fold, and cut out.
3. Doing front and back separately, take one piece of the cut out skirts and sew a gathering or a running stitch about 1/4" away from one long edge.
4. Gather that part of the skirt and with right sides together match it to the bottom of the bodice. Pin & sew right above the gathering stitch.
5. Do the same for the other side of the bodice.
6. With right sides together, match up the front and back dress pieces and, using 1/4 inch
seam allowance, sew together.
7. Turn hem under 1/4 inch and hem.
8. Turn bottom of sleeves up about 1/4 inch and hand sew.
9. Position button where you want it and sew on leaving threads in front hanging down.
10. Slip dress on over doll’s head. Turn neckline under and hand sew a gathering stitch around entire
neckline; pull to gather and secure with a few stitches in back.
1. On doubled unbleached muslin, trace pattern with mechanical pencil. Sew on traced lines, outside as well
as inside seams. Cut out about 1/4 inch from sewn lines. Clip curves and turn.
2. Turn waistline down 1/4 inch and hem.
3. Trim bottom of legs with pinking shears to length desired. One inch up from bottom of each leg, with
matching embroidery thread, run a gather stitch around. Pull to gather.
4. Run a gathering stitch around waistline and pull to gather.
You're done with Kaitlyn. I hope you enjoyed making her as much as I enjoyed designing her. If you have any problems or questions at all, please don’t hesitate to email me or visit my "Stitch 'n' Stuff" page at http://www.lilliemaescrafts.com
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