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Dolly Pattern Hair Tutorial

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Dolly Pattern Hair Tutorial

We've put together this simple step by step tutorial (with photos) which will help you to make a great job of Dolly's hair. We suggest pre-cutting your lengths of wool/yarn in advance.  It is well worth persevering with and not skimping as our costume patterns with hoods have taken the amount and bulk of Dolly's hair into consideration when designing the outfits. STEP 1Transfer the lines on the hair diagram/pattern to the rear of the doll’s head. Use vanishing pen, a line of long stitches, a row of pins or tailors chalk.   STEP 2Insert an embroidery needle loaded with...

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Make a Doll's Clothes Rail from Copper Pipe

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Make a Doll's Clothes Rail from Copper Pipe

Hey All, Today I realised that Dolly needed somewhere to hang all her lovely outfits we're making for her here at Dolly HQ.  I needed a clothes rail - A Dolly sized one. I raided my local hardware store and was inspired by some rather shiny copper pipe (copper is so 'in' right now huh?!).  I used 9mm pipe as it fits the hooks on the coat hangers we use at dolly HQ (available in the shop!).  If you use wider pipe just be certain you can use your own hangers on it! If you want to make your own...

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Download Dolly's FREE Birth Certificate!

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Download Dolly's FREE Birth Certificate!

Here's a little bit of fun for you to download for FREE.  Once you've made your Dolly you'll have to name her, of course! Mark the occasion with her very own birth certificate!  This would look great printed and given alongside your doll if you're making her as a gift for someone special! Claim your printable certificate via the link below and be sure to add Dolly's birthdate! Download FREE birth certificate now.   Sheryl x

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Welcome to the Dolly Pattern Blog

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Welcome to the Dolly Pattern Blog

SO just who is behind Dolly and her bonkers array of outfits?  Err, me - Hi!  I'm Sheryl! *waves* ... Just so you know, that's me in the photo (I was having a GOOD hair day so we went for it!). Dolly was created purely by accident, and, like the best love stories, completely by chance.  Call it fate if you like.  Actually, truth be told, the first Dolly I ever made was for a completely different purpose; to show children what my idea of an imaginary fairy that worked with me looked like!  (Yes, in my day job I...

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