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Pattern Review – Emily Doll

I saw this pattern over at and it is the cutest doll I have seen and it’s only $4!

There are 13 pages of step-by-step instructions with pictures and 2 pages of pattern pieces.

SKILL LEVEL: In my opinion, a beginner can do these!  The hardest part is probably hand-stitching the opening in the doll closed when you’re all finished and you’ll need patience putting the fill into the arms and legs.

THINGS TO KNOW: The pattern doesn’t come with the cute bunny like in the picture (I made my own up) or the little bonnet.  It took me only 2 hours from cutting fabric to sewing finish – pretty fast!

TIPS: Sew on a lot of hair so it fills in better because you don’t want to see the fabric underneath.  I used tweezers to put the fiberfill in the arms and legs.. it helps ALOT!

WHAT I DID DIFFERENTLY:  I made the apron 3/4″ shorter, used buttons for eyes (and sewed them closer together than pattern suggested) and stitched the skirt and apron onto the body so it wouldn’t slip off.  On the blonde doll I put straps across the shoes out of felt.. It adds a cute detail.  For the dark-colored doll I put 2 lines of lace on the bottom of the skirt which is just adorable!

I love how these turned out!  You can TOTALLY CUSTOMIZE these dolls with skin color, hair color and length, fabric for clothing and make little change to the finishing of the garments like bows and lace.  I am confident to say that any little girl would love one of these!  My boys have been asking me if they can play with these… I guess I need to make them boy dolls!


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  • Reply Brooke Romney

    Dani! How cool. You are so super talented.

    October 10, 2013 at 5:40 pm
  • Reply Dani

    I didn't make up this pattern.. I just wanted to do a review of it so people might feel more confident in making these themselves 🙂

    October 10, 2013 at 7:27 pm
  • Reply Me and The Pea

    Hi, my pattern didn't come with a skirt pattern (I contacted them about it)… do you know the dimensions of your skirt?

    October 21, 2013 at 12:45 pm
  • Reply Dani

    You're right! It didn't come with the skirt pattern… I just figured it out on my own.. probably like 5" by 10"? Sorry I don't remember exactly! 🙂

    October 21, 2013 at 4:33 pm
  • Reply Me and The Pea

    Thanks! She just emailed and said the dimensions are 24"x6.25".

    October 21, 2013 at 9:05 pm
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