Well here she is my second attempt at making a dolly/fairy. In my excitement to introduce her to you I realised I haven’t made her wings yet! But she has been christened, the family voted for Imogen, I think it quite suits her too.
She follows the same principles as Freya but hopefully is a little more refined. I took Freya in to show colleagues and the main comment was on the colour choice I had used for her face, legs and arms, I went for pale pink this time and I think that works much better. I also used a smaller hook to get a tighter finish.
You may be able to make out from the photo that I made the arms and legs a bit thicker too which has made her feel more substantial.
I added a little white collar to the top of the dress and a neck, this has worked well apart from the hair…………….
………….which I love but all those curls are actually quite heavy and it is teeny bit of a stain on the neck. I will reduce the row count on the neck next time and see if that works.
My favourite bit has to be her shoes, Freya’s shoes were flat but Imogen’s are 3D, more like actual shoes. I am so pleased with how they look and with the little bit of stuffing in them adding weight the legs hang really well.
How hard is writing a pattern? After making Freya I had a couple of ideas for improvement but I didn’t take enough account on the effect these would have on other parts. So, I have to say that Imogen is part II in my first doll making, pattern writing journey.