I had the fun opportunity to swap patterns with an amazing group of designers. I was matched with Naomi from Nimble Phish, and I was so excited to have the chance to sew up my first doll!
As we count down the weeks until our tiny baby arrives, I’ve been busy sewing up a baby for my toddler. I’m hoping that giving him a baby of his own will help him adjust to no longer being the youngest and the center of his mama’s world!
The pattern I used was the Tiny Baby Doll by Nimble Phish. This was my very first try at doll making, and I was very nervous! While the pattern does assume some knowledge about doll making, I was able to figure out most of it on the first try (I think I did the mouth incorrectly) and the designer was super helpful via email when I had a question.
The doll is made out of interlock especially woven for doll making that I purchased from a very helpful Canadian company called Bear Dance Crafts. I also purchased the 5″ needle that was recommended from them.
The hair is a tiny piece of leopard faux fur. I have to admit I was a bit skeptical on using fur, but it turned out great!
I just love the little belly button, and the pattern comes with a tutorial on how to create the diaper as well. I suspect I will be changing this diaper quite often.
Finally, there are also pattern pieces included for the adorable gown and hat. I’m hoping to make my toddler some matching pajamas to go with.
The designer behind Nimble Phish has also generously offered a sale to all of Gracious Threads’ readers: the Tiny Baby and related patterns will be 50% off 4/20-4/26!
All I have left is to decide if I want to give it to him before the baby arrives (so we can talk about caring for a baby) or when the baby arrives as a gift. What do you think?
Don’t forget to enter to win all the patterns involved in the swap!