On New Year's Day, I drove to E Nicolaus. I had a project to complete with a definite deadline and not much time to finish it: two dolls that hopefully look somewhat like Carolyn and Mark. You saw version #1 of Mark in the blog post of Dec 1, but I thought I could do better. I didn't like version #1 of Carolyn so I started from scratch in the afternoon.
By Wednesday night, Carolyn was 90% finished.
This really doesn't look like Carolyn and I sent her an email
sincerely apologizing for the nose.
I think her clothes turned out the best. Last summer, Carolyn and her two granddaughters made t-shirts that said "Girls Rule." Carolyn bought a similiar green t-shirt from which I made the doll's t-shirt and then embroidered the hems and words on the front. I found a 100% wool sweater at a thrift store, washed it in hot water and dried it in a hot dryer. I used the existing finished bottom edge of the felted sweater and sewed the pieces together with a contrasting blanket stitch. The button closure came from the epaulets on another felted sweater.
Never fear, Carolyn, pants are on the way.
Being in the Sewing Cave was important. I could stay up as late as I wanted without a sweet husband encouraging me to come to bed. No cooking, there were amazing prime rib leftovers in Justin's refrig. I got online just once/day to check emails but didn't answer any of them and only talked to Dick on the phone once or twice in 3 days. Work work stitch stitch. The Sewing Cave is one of my happy places.