I wrote a little about a doll of my friend I made in my “Master Chief plush” post. This is one and only Dana doll. My friend and I wanted our friend, Dana, to wear a maid outfit, but we figured that she was too shy to wear it. So I decided to make her a doll of her wearing a maid outfit. I know it sounds very weird, but she (Dana) is adorable enough to be made into a doll. Still sounds creepy? I know. But if you’ve met her, you know why I made a doll of her.
Stuffed stuff: Dana doll
Created and stuffed: November 2006
I’ve made patterns for a human body before, but my original pattern was a bit too complicated. I wanted to make it simpler and cuter, so I changed the feet of the pattern from regular feet to “my little pony” style feet. (cylindrical shape)
The head is just a modified version of a teddy bear head, which I also made from scratch. I didn’t want to make her look too realistic, so I used a pair of blue doll eyes and put eyelashes. (because Dana also has blue eyes) For her wavy hair, I cut felt in wavy strips and sewed them onto the top of the head.
I never sewed actual clothes before, but the maid outfit was fun to make. I made the backside open and put velcro, so that you can change the clothes.
When I was making it, I couldn’t come up with a way to make shoes, so I went to Target, looking for baby shoes. But then I found two pairs of shoes for “create-a-bear,” one pair were black dress shoes, the others were casual sneakers. I bought them and put them on the doll. They fit perfectly! (The funny thing was that Dana also had almost the exact same sneakers as the one I bought.) I put pebbles in the bottom of her feet, so she can actually stand on her own!
As I wrote in the “Master Chief plush” post, Dana and Lupos (my friend I made the Master Chief plush for) are a couple. So I asked my boyfriend to take some pictures of the Dana doll and Master Chief together. Aren’t they adorable?
For more pictures of this plush, visit Dana doll set on my flickr
You can also check out more stuffed stuff on my flickr.