When I was 5 years old, I got a wonderful Christmas present – a Barbie. I was the happiest girl in the world! I loved the doll and the clothes and the accessories fascinated me. I had a only a few dresses and shoes, but I had a lot of ideas and so I tinkered her clothes from tissues. Or I made a veil out of it, picked some daisies and I had a bride!
I also had some paper dolls, which I loved. Paper dolls are figures cut out of paper or thin card, with separate clothes, also made of paper. The clothes has folding tabs, so you can put them onto the doll.
I googled them and was surprised that you can still find them. I found a lot of free templates on Pinterest: Paper Dolls – Dolls of Downtown Abbey, for princesses, superheroes, angels, mermaids, geishas, bride and groom … the list is endless!
And since I love these things so much, I always wanted to crochet a dress up doll and now it has finally worked!!!!
Emily, the little Amigurumi girl
I’ve crocheted Emily with Catania Schachenmayr and she is 23 cm tall. The wig is not sewn, because over time I also want to design other wigs and I can give her a completely new look: Maybe a pirate or a researcher or the Snow Queen, let’s see what comes to my mind.