This Giveaway is now Closed.
I will be announcing the Winners very soon!
This is Annabelle. Isn’t she lovely? I’ve been making her for the last few days and couldn’t resist sharing her along the way on Facebook and Instagram, but let me tell you about her properly today. Annabelle is a Riley Blake doll made from a panel of fabric from Wrapped in Fabric. When Sandy from Wrapped in Fabric asked whether I’d like to make one of these, I jumped at the chance -and so did my Little Miss! She chose the aqua one, but there are two other colours as well – blue and grape.
The fabric panel includes the doll pieces, three dresses and a headband with flowers plus printed instructions on how to sew them all. In addition to the panel you need some ribbon or elastic for the dresses, elastic for the headband and a button for the flower centre. Usually these panels are $22 each but at the moment they are only $12 in the Riley Blake Super Sale.
The doll has one dress printed on her body and the cutest striped legs.
The sewing is easy enough for a quilter who doesn’t usually sew dolls or clothes, like me. I cut all the pieces and started with the dresses. All three are pillow case type dresses with ribbon at the neckline. My 8 year old girl is fine with tying the ribbon, but for a younger child I would suggest use elastic instead.
The doll itself is made by sewing the limbs and body then turning them through. After the arms are stuffed with filling, they are attached to the body. Then the body and legs are stuffed and joined together. I machine stitched all of it except joining the headband joins, but you could hand sew it if you prefer.
Here are the doll pieces before I stuffed them, and the dresses before I added the ribbon. So cute!
- Take your time sewing around the curves to keep them smooth
- Carefully clip those curves before you turn the parts through
- Use a knitting needle or crochet hook to push out the edges
- To turn the headband strip, use a safety pin as you would when you thread elastic
- A dab of Fray Stoppa on the ends of the ribbons will stop them fraying
- I did a double row of stitching when I joined the limbs to the body for extra durability
- For a really young child, leave the button off as it could be a choking hazard. Instead perhaps a large cross stitch in a contrasting colour would look nice.
Wrapped in Fabric is generously giving away two of these fabric panels to two readers here at The Crafty Mummy.
- Visit their site and check out the Riley Blake Super Sale.
- Come back and leave a comment on this post telling me which fabric you’d buy first and what you’d make with it.
- I’ll be choosing the two winners from the most interesting and creative answers.
- Only one entry per person
- You must leave a valid email address for me to contact you for a valid entry
- Only open to Australian residents – apologies to my overseas readers
- Entries open with this post on Saturday 20th October and close on Monday 29nd October 2012 at 8pm Brisbane time
- The two winners will be chosen by me from the valid entries and announced before Wednesday 31st October. (If you want be the first to know, I suggest you look for me on Facebook and Twitter) but of course I will email the winners.
- If the winners don’t contact me, after 7 days I will choose a new winner.
- Once I have been in contact with the winners, I will pass on their emails to Wrapped in Fabric so they can contact you and arrange to send you your fabric.
- I can’t take responsibility for any issues in the ordering or delivery process.
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