9 In Gran's Fabric Project/ Sewing

Ruby Lou Doll

In the past two weeks I have been involved with 3 pattern tests and am happy to say that after spending all day seam-binding the last quilt, I’m done!  The quilt is still top secret at the moment (don’t I sound like the sewing spy?  I’d show it to you, but then I’d have to…ummm….poke you with my sewing needle?  Ok…maybe I’m not really a spy….)  Anyway, although I can’t show you the quilt (yet) I can show you my latest pattern test.   I was very, very lucky to be able to test the Ruby Lou doll pattern from Sew Much Ado

First off, I have to say what an amazing pattern this is!  I have never made a doll before and she made the process extremely easy.  It wasn’t as hard to make a doll as I always thought it would be.  I am so proud of my finished Ruby Lou!

She even has a reversible skirt!

Isn’t she cute?    And…she was made entirely from my grandmother’s fabrics!  I wonder if she knew she had all the making of a doll in her stash?

The PDF pattern for Ruby Lou is already available with a print pattern coming out soon.  There are lots of other fun sewing tutorials on the Sew Much Ado blog too!

Can you believe that this is my 6th pattern test?  I’m beginning to feel like a professional! 🙂

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    Sara
    April 25, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    That is so darling—I have seen many dolls lately and this is the cutest one yet (Honest!)

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    4vs1
    April 25, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    What a cute doll! You did a great job making it. 🙂

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    Patchwork Queen
    April 26, 2010 at 3:15 am

    This is really lovely…might have to have a go at making one for my daughter.

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    crystal
    April 26, 2010 at 10:23 am

    You make me desperately long for the natural ability to sew. What a cute little doll!

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    Amy
    April 27, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    OMG she’s gorgeous!
    I love how you did the face too, I find that the hardest part with my crochet dolls.

    Simply gorgeous Andi, you’ve outdone yourself again 🙂

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    Andrea
    July 23, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    Just found out yesterday that my sister-in-law is having a girl so I am going to attempt to make a Ruby Lou of my own 🙂 I am very excited about this little project 🙂 It will be sooo cute. (I hope)

    Andrea

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      Andi
      July 23, 2010 at 6:05 pm

      Good for you! You will have to share pictures when you are done!

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    March 6, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    […] available as a paper pattern.  Abby also created the wonderful Ruby Lou doll pattern which I made last year.  […]

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    March 27, 2011 at 11:58 am

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