Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Tutorial and Pattern: Doll Accoutrement (and July Toy Society Drop)

I made this little lovely from Emily's Black Apple sweet as hell doll pattern (find the link on her blog, Inside a Black Apple) for my July Toy Society Drop ( read more about the Toy Society and its random acts of plushie kindness here and if you are bored, you can see all my drops over the past year here). Of course, I made some modifications--knee socks and a bib detail I added to her dress. But then I also decided she should have some accoutrement--because shouldn't all dolls have a little accoutrement? So, I made the capelet, beret and little mary jane shoes. And then I thought, well, why shouldn't I share these simple little patterns with you to either embellish your own Black Apple doll, or that you could use for your own doll design? These little pieces take like an hour to whip up and add so much je ne sais quoi to your doll (not to mention how much adoration you may inspire in any small children who would be so lucky as to receive a doll with said accoutrement). So, go ahead, find my simple, easy-peasy pattern with instructions here:
DOWNLOAD DOLL ACCOUTREMENT PATTERN AND TUTORIAL

And so the doll was dropped on behalf of the Toy Society last Friday, just outside Java Train in Saint Paul, Minnesota (yeah, I am little delayed in this post--been camping on Lake Superior the past few days...more on that later...). Makes for drop number 7 in my year long commitment. I've already got plans to make a weiner dog plushie for my August drop...hope you'll stop back to see that one too.

13 comments:

Rose said...

So cute! Thanks for the patterns.

Sorka said...

ADORABLE! You make me want to drop everything and make a dolly!!
I will definitely have to play with these patterns for my next toy drop!

JenMeister said...

I love the additions - I saw your drop on the Toy Society's site and thought "now that's a classy doll I'd love to find" :)

Holly said...

Gee, thanks everyone for lovely comments. Your giving me a little smile tonight.

sweetsweetlife said...

This doll is crazy-cute, and I have to say that it's the additions that do it. A beret? That's genius. And, of course, any girl is cuter in mary jane's...

Love her! Just wish mine would turn out as cute as yours...:(

wendeth said...

thanks for the pattern! :D
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2558/4010474894_f3489b720d_b.jpg

Gigi said...

absolutely fabulous!! thank you!!!

DPM said...

Thanks for sharing the pattern and tutorial. You rock, Ms. Bebe!!

cecile said...

That is such a great idea ! And I love the Java Train... I miss it, too, now that we moved away from Minnesota :-(
Cecile

The Robinsons said...

Thanks so much for sharing these! They were JUST what I needed to jazz up the black apple doll I'm made my daughter for Christmas. She's gonna love it!

jelly andrews said...

I love this. It is so cute. I am glad you shared this tutorial. Thank you so much for sharing.

mae anderson said...

This is so cute. So adorable! I love it. Thanks a lot for sharing this tutorial.

denise johnson said...

I am in love with this doll idea. This is so adorable. Oh! I love to try making one too. And I hope it will look as great as this one.