Introducing Elizabeth, a cloth doll for my auntie, Carole (Pitt) and author of the DI Elizabeth Jewell murder mystery series. She is named after Carole’s main character and is the reason she is sat on a note pad!
Elizabeth is based the Anastasia pattern by Jan Horrox, which I dressed and adorned in a completely different way to the original. Elizabeth is an independent, professional woman who likes to wear simple, but smart clothes and therefore is dressed in slim fitting jeans, a black polo top and a fitted tweed jacket.
Layered hair and fringe, wrapped in a gingham scarf complete her smart, casual look.
I adapted the jacket pattern from Patti Medaris Culea’s Helen doll in the Creative Cloth Doll Collection book. This was by far the most fiddly item to make out of the whole project, even more so than turning the fingers. It was awkward to attach the sleeves to the main part of the jacket. The instructions suggested using the sewing machine, but lack of experience and not having the correct sewing machine foot meant that it was easier to sew it by hand.
I really enjoyed the new challenges that Elizabeth created and have already started on the next project!