Girl about town
Mollie Makes|Issue 138
Indulge your inner fashionista and sew Maryana Volkova’s modern heirloom doll
MARYANA VOLKOVA
HOW TO MAKE AN HEIRLOOM DOLL

.MATERIALS

  • Medium weight cotton fabric in any skin tone, 26 x 30cm (10¼ x 11 7 /8) (Fabric A)
  • Patterned cotton fabric, 17 x 55cm (6¾ x 21 5 /8) (Fabric B)
  • Blue muslin fabric, 20 x 58cm (7 7 /8 x 22 7 /8) (Fabric C)
  • Pale yellow muslin fabric, 10 x 70cm (4 x 27 5 /8) (Fabric D)
  • Grey jersey fabric, 15 x20cm (6 x 7 7 /8) (Fabric E)
  • Grey felt, 10 x 20cm(4 x 7 7 /8) (Fabric F)
  • Pink felting wool QMatching sewing threads QElastic, 20cm (7 7 /8)

  • Embroidery thread in brown and pink
  • Embroidery needl
  • Two wooden buttons, 1.5cm ( 5 /8) diameter
  • One white plastic button, 1cm ( 3 /8) diameter
  • Soft toy stuffing QNeedle felting tool
  • Large sponge
  • Knitting needle
  • Erasable fabric marker
  • Blusher
  • Cotton bud

This girly is throwing out serious fashion blogger vibes. With her candy-coloured top knot, satchel, and impeccable layering, she looks like she’s prepped to grab a coffee and head off on a colour walk.

We love that she’s an up-to-date take on an heirloom doll – made for keeps, but utterly in style. Use your favourite modern prints to create her garb or gather scraps of special garments that you've been saving for a more meaningful make.

She'd make an amazing gift for a child in your life to treasure, or even create a mini-me for all your best pals on a special occasion.

The templates for the doll's body are on page 83, and it's easy to sew with an extra bit of button detail on the shoulders. She's even got a healthy glow from your go-to blush.

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