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setty09
04-07-2012, 12:49 PM
My first attempt at crocheted clothing. My doll Nella's first photoshoot. Turned out very nicely. Used Ruffle Edge Tunic (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/ruffle-edge-tunic) for pattern but modified the straps and made flowers for buttons. Only took two days to make.

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5117/6907873492_bccf3fbf3d.jpg

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5444/7053965701_47f949d8ae.jpg

Antares
04-07-2012, 02:50 PM
Now isn't that just too cute! Both doll and dress are fabulous!

Great job on this little number! :yay:

salmonmac
04-07-2012, 03:34 PM
Perfect! The doll looks very stylish and ready for a party. Great work.

okckwilter
04-07-2012, 09:17 PM
Great job! Very cute!

livn4them
04-08-2012, 06:44 AM
Very nice!!

ArtLady1981
04-08-2012, 09:12 PM
Ahhh, she's so cute! Nice dress!

Olha
04-15-2012, 06:21 PM
Lovely!

GrumpyGramma
04-15-2012, 06:26 PM
Well done! and just in time for spring!
:thumbsup:

nonny2t
04-17-2012, 04:19 PM
this is very cute and you did a great job!

IslandTime
04-18-2012, 01:12 PM
VERY nice! Beautiful dress and doll! I thought I was the only one here doing doll clothes! Dressing my old dolls is why I enjoy knitting.

Did you have a pattern that would fit her, or did you have to make it up? I know nothing about modern dolls - what kind is Nella? I know of American Girl - and Nell does look about that height in your photo. But I noticed you're Canadian too, so maybe not...but there's the Cdn equivalent, right? Maple-something?

Anyway she's lovely, and your dress is gorgeous - only a few days you said - wow, maybe I should reconsider - follow your lead and take up crochet!

dreamsherl
04-19-2012, 10:03 PM
Lovely dress.

setty09
04-21-2012, 02:50 PM
Hello fellow doll clothes maker :) . Nella is a doll from Germany, made by Annette Himstedt. Unfortunately they stopped being produced in 2008. She is 35 1/2 inches tall. Nella is a realistic looking doll and makes a fabulous model.
The pattern I used is from Bernat called Ruffle Edge Tunic. I did modify the straps. I usually use baby pattens but they do need to be altered because of the limitation of the arm movement.
I have been knitting for a few years now but recently started to crochet as well. I was pleasantly surprised by how much faster it is than knitting. A definite benefit!

IslandTime
04-21-2012, 06:36 PM
Yes, crochet works up quickly if you aren't dexterity-challenged, which I apparently am. I'm struggling just to put a decent edging on my doll sweater. If I had a 3rd hand ....

Ooh, Nella is a big doll - how lovely! And especially nice to have when they're not being produced any longer. :wink:

Mine is an 18", I think I got her when I was about 10. My mom kept her, and my teddy bear, in a box for years when I'd forgotten they even existed. So, I'm really lucky to have them. I can get ideas about how to shape things from patterns for 18" dolls, then I just work from there. Like yours, mine always need to be changed - the doll is "composition" body, and the bear's arms are rigid and its remaining fur is fragile, so there are definite restrictions on the clothing.

I hope I'll see more of your work!

setty09
04-22-2012, 02:36 PM
IslandTime I remember seeing your thread on your bears dresses. They are very cute. I am looking forward to seeing your doll and her outfits.

By the way, i like your avatar, it reminds me of something.. oh my own? :wink:

IslandTime
04-22-2012, 04:05 PM
IslandTime I remember seeing your thread on your bears dresses. They are very cute. I am looking forward to seeing your doll and her outfits.

By the way, i like your avatar, it reminds me of something.. oh my own? :wink:



:rofl: I love it - we've got 2 cats talking about dolls and bears. :p