Hot Off the Sewing Machine

It’s been a rainy spring and being at home, I love it! While the weather’s relaxing, I’ve been able to let the cool breeze in and create. And on that note…

A couple of weeks ago, I was commissioned to create a coupla dolls to play with for someone’s two granddaughters. Mind you, that’s not an area I’d explored before on accounta all the dolls I’d made before were decorative collector items.

So, this is what I’ve been up to over the last week…

I actually have an assembly of eight dolls in this style that should be ready within a week. It is a diverse group and I will make serious efforts to post progress. Since these were the only two girlies dressed, I thought to share. A coupla years ago, I was given some curtain samples and this is what their undies are made from. The faces are hand-embroidered, so there is no use of chemicals. The dark-haired doll wears a touch of rouge but it’s color pencil. Crayola, as a matter of fact. Hair is sewn in with upholstery thread and the cloth body is made from twill fabric. They’re washable but can also be dry cleaned. If the make- up comes off during cleaning, just reapply! They are cute but tough, okay? Just know the curls will fall after washing and well, it was oven baked to get that way in the first place and putting ole girl in the oven to recapture that look is totally not recommended.

These girlies stand about 15.5 inches and clothing is removable. The dolls are labeled on their little bottoms and since my website will change in a few months, I won’t show that now. In my next post, I’ll try to remember to photograph Barbie with them for you to see the size comparisons.

In the meantime, I’m thinking 1970s fashion.

12 thoughts on “Hot Off the Sewing Machine

  1. White, always in, always chic in Miami. Accessories turquoise and coral and yellow. Shorts just below naval at hips – oooh oh so sexy.

    1. Thank you, Karen. I like making them. When people see the collector dolls, they want them for their children so I finally created a line specifically for play. Glad you like the girlies. 🙂

  2. Nice work, Tosh. I like the styling. -And I say that in a manly manner.

    1. Thank you. 🙂

      Of course, you’re stating it in a manly fashion. I saw your chest sticking out, so that’s that. 🙂

    1. Why, thankcha, Ellie P. How’s the weather in Canandnada?:-)

        1. Fab is a bit overcast and not hot for me. I could tuck my feet under my badoonka and watch reality TV all day with that kinda weather. 🙂

          I’m in Atlanta, GA, the Hollywood of the south.

          1. Oh that’s funny, “the Hollywood of the south.” I just wrote a memoir called “Surviving Hollywood North: Crew Confessions from an Insider”! (It’s about the decade I spent as a script coordinator on films & TV shoots here in Montreal. Coming as an ebook and print this summer!)

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