|The vintage doll pattern|
|How it appeared in the Pattern Book|
|Susie (Mark One), with Pink Bunny and Blue Bunny|
I have kept the pattern (I expect it's what would be called 'vintage' now), and thought it would be fun to make the doll again for my three year-old granddaughter.
It was difficult finding a fabric to reflect my granddaughter's skin-tones and I found some tee-shirt material that I thought would do the job. It was certainly the right colour and was lovely and soft; however, I hadn't bargained on the knit-fabric wanting to ladder, so I will have to reinforce all the seams by hand. Susie 2 has been sewn and stuffed and is now awaiting her hair; I just have to work out how I am going to attach the thick black wool as I can't sew through the head as I did with the 1979 version - watch this space. In my post 'Dolled Up’ you can see the new Susie completed and some more pictures in ‘Hello Dolly’ and ‘Hair Today’.
|The original is still cherished, even though raggedy|
|Susie 2- in need of hair!|