Isabelle quite adores Maggie. Have I ever mentioned that? She used to adore George and I’m sure she still likes him but she’s over the moon about Maggie. She always asks for her, “Meg-gie! Meg-gie!!”. Then she’ll sit there watching and repeats what they’re saying. I can’t blame her. Maggie is adorable and I do love the ferocious beast with his big red removable spots.
So I thought I’d make her a Maggie doll. I didn’t want it to look just like Maggie, I just wanted her coloring. The doll was quick to make. I used some flesh colored cotton fabric I had laying around and some wool felt for her hair. I haven’t decided if that’s the way I want to go or instead use yarn for the hair so I didn’t sew it down. Clothes are trickier for me to sew so I tested with muslin and this is what I came up with.
It doesn’t look like Maggie at all! But actually, I quite like it the way it is, faceless and everything.
Well Isabelle took a look at her and didn’t say Maggie but she did deem her worthy to dance with.
I’ll just need to sew down her hair and give her a yellow top and a blue skirt and some shoes and socks and see if she’s Maggie enough for Isabelle. If not…back to the drawing board and something more Maggie looking.