Project Name: Retro Mama Greta Doll – Downloadable Pattern
Dimensions: Finished doll is 18″ tall
The first birthday of my niece was all the inspiration I needed to make this cute little doll. Dolls have been on my sewing wish list for some time now. The Retro Mama Greta Doll simply makes me smile. Pulling out fabrics and ‘dressing’ the doll is tons of fun – this greatly extended my estimated sewing time for this project!
The pattern refers to the facial features as eyes, nose and freckles. I see a very happy expression. The features are stitched with 3 strands of embroidery floss. The little collar is felt and attached with a running stitch of 6 floss strands. I elected to make a tiny yoyo to replace the button. (It is suggested in the pattern to use a felt circle for children under 3.)
Little Mary Jane shoes are a perfect fit on Greta!
The most challenging part for me was stitching around the body and securing the arms and legs. Kim, the designer says, “Go slowly and be patient” – if you stick to this suggestion you will be fine. Patience is so hard sometimes…sigh
I absolutely love the personality of my Greta. I am looking forward to her coming to ‘life’ in the hands of a little girl.