I'm pretty happy with these ones though I must say - mostly because I know they will be really well received.
Ages ago on Omi Creates I saw the doll carrier Naomi made for her daughter and knew my two would love them.
Of course it was a lovely vintage pattern that was no longer in print, and so I forgot about it for a while until I found this book in the library, complete with doll carrier and instructions to make one.
So I took the basic dimensions supplied and added a few of my own touches along the way, to end up with these two carriers.
The things I changed were as follow:
- Cut the leg holes in a curved shape.
- Added trim to the main body of both carriers before ironing all pieces onto pellon (rather than stuffing it as instructed), for extra padding.
- Used my super-duper snap press to make the straps adjustable with three snaps spaced along the end of the straps.
- And I top-stitched all the straps and the body of the two carriers just because I like the way this finishes things.
I'm yet to see if it fits them properly as I can't exactly try it on anyone, given that Santa will be bringing the gift.
In future I may modify it further to make the piece that sits in front of the doll a little higher, and maybe curve the edge. I'm hoping the dolls are not going to be too top-heavy and topple out.
Only time will tell.
Charity has also been making things from this book. Check out her very sweet doll/teddy swing.
I think this might wait til the new year and I will make one with the girls.