I drew a pattern freehand to make this primitive 12 inch soft doll. Tracing the pattern on fabric, cutting, sewing, stuffing, and assembling went fairly quickly. Then I fashioned a simple primitive dress of muslin by drawing that pattern as well. The hair is made of 100% cotton string, and I used buttons and Perle cotton for her facial features. When she was completely assembled, I gave her a hot tea dye bath for a vintage look. She sits on her own, but being soft-bodied, she needs a little help standing. She's really best just being cuddled.
I'm announcing the re-opening of my Etsy shop Pinelands Treasures with this post. Sad little Miss Prim is now available there and waiting to be adopted.