Forest Folk Doll Tutorial
I upcycled this little doll from a 1990's garage sale find (see below). I gave her a great makeover and turned her into an adorable forest folk girl. She has tiny wood curl shavings for hair and an acorn cap. Her dress is of felted wool. She loves her new look.
Here is the poor dear when I rescued her. She looked at me so pleadingly, I just couldn't resist. I removed her outfit and her hair and recovered her head with white cotton to get rid of the worried eyebrow look.
I made this pattern to fit. Yes, it's a little wobbly looking, but this is a doll makeover, not rocket science.
She's looking concerned about this transformation, I don't think she trusts me yet.
I did a blanket stitch for the edges of the dress. I sewed it onto her as this will likely be the last outfit for the rest of her life.
You can see we've covered the face, make sure and do that before you sew the dress on. To cover the face I simply put cotton fabric over it and then tied it off with thread. No sewing here.
Her hair is tiny woodshavings.. I made my son make them and I paid him $1 to do it.
Wee forest folk are so cute, especially if you make tiny woodland homes for them.
Have you upcycled any dolls? Comments or questions?