Violet - One of The Dress Up Bunch

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What you get

Meet Violet. She's a cuddly rag doll who loves to watch fireworks and splash in mud puddles. Her favorite book is The Penderwicks. Her favorite flower is violets (of course, silly). Her favorite color is purple - every shade of purple.

Violet can share clothes with everyone else in The Dress Up Bunch. Fun! She has weighted hands and feet for excellent flop, arms and legs that will go in any direction for great play and easy dressability, and she's cute as a button! She's also very easy to make.

You Get. . .

  • A digital pattern delivered by email. (If you're not sure what a PDF pattern is, you'll find more info here.)
  • full-sized pattern for Violet – no enlarging needed
  • detailed instructions and lots of step by step photos – you’ll never feel lost or wonder if you’re doing it right
  • links to videos teaching you all the skills you’ll need to complete the project

Please note - this pattern is just for the doll. None of the clothes you see in the photos are included, but there's a free pattern here for Play Clothes (a shirt and pair of shorts), and one here for an easy skirt.

All the Dress Up Bunch dolls (except Mini Lizzie) can wear all of the Dress Up Bunch outfits and accessories.

Size

Violet is 17 inches tall from head to toe – 11 inches when sitting.

Difficulty

Violet is very easy to make – a great project for beginners. All the parts are nice and roomy for easy turning and stuffing, they all tuck easily inside the body for the final assembly, and there’s a nice straight back seam for turning and stuffing that’s easy to sew up by hand. If you know how to use your sewing machine you can make Violet.

What You Need

You'll Need. . .

For Violet:
  • 1/2 yard skin-colored fabric
  • 1 sheet wool felt (Violet's hair is grape jelly)
  • black embroidery thread for the face
  • plastic pellets (I like Poly­Pellets Weighted Stuffing Beads)
  • polyfill stuffing (I like Soft Touch Poly­fil Supreme Fiberfill)
  • 2 9mm safety eyes
For Violet's play clothes:

You might also want. . .

  • rickrack or other trim to fancify her outfit
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