I love these Farm House dolls at Pottery Barn Kids. But, as the crafty mom I am, I enjoy making things myself. So, here is a description of the one I made last Christmas.
You will need:
- Basic sewing equipment
- 2 yards of linen (or your fabric of choice)
- Pink satin for ballet shoes
- Yarn for hair
- 1 size 18-24 toddler jump suits (onesies)
- fleece scraps, stiff felt (for crown, butterflies)
For the Body:
I started with this basic Rag Doll design. I noted the measurements of the ones from the store. I had about 2 yards of linen, and I doubled the body and head.
For the Jumpsuit:
I had a size 18 mos. jumpsuit I had saved from when my oldest child was small. This one snapped up the back which is perfect to hide all my seams. I cut the jump suit apart to fit the body size and then re-sewed it together when I assembled it.
The Arms and legs
are both 16″ long and 2″ wide.
The Ballet Shoes:
2 pink satin ovals that are folded in half and sewn one on top and one on bottom
From another onesie, I made cute pink leggings for the doll to wear around her ankles. I decorated her hair with butterflies and a crown made with fleece and felt. Some butterflies on the ballet shoes. The final touch was to add a fun tutu.
Let me know if you have any questions about how I put together the doll. If you make a farm doll, I’d love to see it. Feel free to post on my facebook page.