Philadelphia Sheppard Doll Pattern in Progress

When I made my last pattern I got up to 24 variations on some of the parts.  I'm hopeful this time around won't be quite as many, as I have a doll in house to compare to.  I'm up to 6 tries to get the hand shape right.  Now off to look at other Philadelphia Sheppard Babies at Pinterest and see what their hands look like.  Then my next step is to find an appropriate knit that doesn't have too much stretch to try the pattern out on.

Sometimes I am plain weird.  


Jan Conwell said...

That thumb on the old one sure is tiny!

Dixie Redmond said...

I know, Jan. This is where I am going to check in on other Philly Babies to get a feel for whether this tiny thumb is specific to this doll or universal to Philly Babes. :-)

Mary Ann Tate said...

I love the picture...:) LOL

Hardin County Keepsakes said...

Dixie, I find buying a mans T shirt is a good fabric for dolls.
No. 6 looks good.judy j

Dixie Redmond said...

Yes, I do, too, Judy. I need to find a good knit that doesn't have too much stretch. I'll offer for ease the pattern piece for woven fabrics and a pattern piece for knit fabrics for arms. I am not sure it is worth the extra pain to sew the limbs from knit. I can't figure out what the knit is on these old dolls. Nothing I see at the fabric stores now. ;-)

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

John Wooden