Works in Progress

Poor Miss Honor Goodfolk, my Izannah prototype, has had to do ALL the hard work lately. Just because she has arms, she has had to model every new garment I've been working on for my Izannah boy doll, below. I'm not sure she is too happy about it! Her brother, Isaiah Goodfolk, is below. As soon as he has limbs, Honor will be happy to get back into her pretty girl clothes.

Doesn't he look like Sheldon Cooper
from the Big Bang Theory show?

I've been working on a jacket pattern as well as a pants and shirt pattern so that workshop members can make clothing for a boy doll. It is slow going because I get a very picky in the process. I'm trying to design a jacket that would be inspired by period clothes, but also be easy enough for the average seamstress to do. I made the prototype out of wool that I got from Searsport Rug, and added a little bias tape at the edges to bind the seam. The bias tape is not hard, just painstaking. I was so glad when my friend Edyth reminded me to check my stash for some rug-hooking wool fabric. It was perfect for this jacket pattern. I think I'm going to change the closure method at the neck to something different. It's difficult to get the bias small enough so that it has the right drape.

A detail of the bias taped edge:

And here is Miss Prototype again.
She has been through a lo and deserves a vacation!


Patience said...

Well I'd have to say she looks very smart in her dapper, boy-duds, cross dresser or no...! ;-)

Robin's Egg Bleu said...

But what Honor didn't tell anyone was, she's secretly thrilled that she can run outside and climb trees, and nobody will see her unmentionables. Not to mention how much easier it is to climb a tree wearing trousers.

These siblings are awesome!

Judi Hunziker said...

Adorable Dixie, you have such fabulous ideas!

Phebe said...

Oh how I love this little jacket. Can't wait to be able to make a boy of my own. And I must say I love the shoe organizer for holding your dolls. Another smart idea! I love this group.

Town Common Folk Art Dolls by Penni Sadlon said...


I love the look going on with this doll. Wonderful wool jacket. Sheldon? from Big Bang Theory? So funny, he kind of does; I watched an episode last night with my kids for the first time; so funny you mention it here, and i actually knew who you were referencing. P)

"Do not let what you cannot do
keep you from doing what you can do."

John Wooden