- They have to be 'THENTIC. What's 'thentic, I asked. And promptly received a lesson in the difference between fake and authentic! And don't think I won't KNOW ... I'm going to be FIVE remember!
- They have to have underwears and jammies.
- Their clothes have to be washable. Why is that, I asked. DUH! Would YOU live in dirty clothes every day for the rest of your life? Point well taken. Funny she didn't mention BATHS!
So here is progress on the births of Little Madam C.'s Raggedy Ann and Andy so far today:Raggedy Ann cut out. Andy is hiding underneath her. I searched every fabric store in town for red and white stripes for their legs/stockings, and the closest I could find was orange and white stripes. I sure hope this is 'THENTIC enough for Little Madam C.!Ann and Andy get faces and hearts. I KNOW I have a brown Pigma pen, but do you think I can find it? Had to settle for black. I think it looks okay.
Arms and legs attached to bodies. I'm following pattern directions here ... and directions say sew up arms and legs, leaving a small opening for stuffing, BEFORE attaching to body. If I had my druthers, I'd stuff first and attach second.Those are some LONG legs! (And does my grotty ironing board cover ever need replacing!) It occurred to me that it might be easier to sew button eyes on BEFORE stuffing, although direction indicate that is the final step. Why Annie! What beautiful eyes you have! (I used circles of white heavy iron-on interfacing to reinforce the eyes ... Little Madam C. is gentle with her toys, but she has a younger brother who isn't!)Ann and Andy, stuffed and assorted openings sewn up, and awaiting wigs and clothing. I've chosen fabrics in an autumn / oranges theme (see bottom left of above picture) to go with their orange and white legs / stockings. What do you think? What do you think Little Madam C. will think???
To be continued ...