As well as the resin figures covered in the last post, I have five china-head dolls that I had picked up cheaply in sales bins at shows. They obviously don't look as realistic but I am hopeful I can use them to add more customers to the quilt and knitting shops.
I will put my hand up and admit that dressing dolls is not my forte. If I'm on a course with a teacher to guide me, then I can turn out a reasonable product. Left to my own devices, I generally end up with something that looks more like a mutant.
Here are the 'before' pictures.
The doll at the right is wearing a hand-knit jumper that I bought separately. She was the least in need of attention, so I started with her.
I also cut off the waistband and re-stitched the front and back seams to reduce excess.
As she was suffering from a major bad hair day, I trimmed up the hair with nail scissors and then sprayed her whole head with hair spray to smooth down the fly-aways.
Then the handknit jumper went back on.
And here she is, taking part in the quilting workshop on the top floor.
Two dolls was all that I had time for, so three more to go.