EDYTH O'NEILL Doll Body pattern for China or Papier Mache head



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Doll making and doll dressing were skills much employed in 19th century America. A busy mother might not have time, but an older sister or grandmother could sew a doll body for a purchased china or papier mache head.
For today’s doll enthusiasts, making a pleasing doll body is still a useful skill. Finding interesting old shoulder heads and making an appropriate cloth body is a great way to have a nice collection at a modest cost. I have always done a lot of that and many of my favorite dolls have new bodies I have made for them.
Available by digital download, this 7 page pdf includes material suggestions, doll body pattern, sewing instructions, and photographs. This pattern is suitable for many types of shoulder head dolls. It may be sized up or down on a copier to fit a particular head. As given, the body makes about a 22 inch doll.

Happy Doll Making!

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Thank you for offering this great PDF pattern, which I have used before in the past successfully with an antique papier mache doll head. Perfect!

Dixie Redmond Dec 29, 2022

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Love my new doll pattern! Super easy to follow ! Just what I have been looking for! A real treasure!

Catherine Knapp Jan 14, 2023

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Sarah went above and beyond throughout the delivery process. 10/10 also for Frank’s journey getting it to the house 🙏🏻

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