Holly is my Zwergnase Junior Wentje who came here at Christmastime, a present from my husband Brian. Until now the poor girl has stood for ages in her default outfit then she was changed into a 'hand me down' from one of my other dolls, but today, finally, she has an outfit of her own.
I wanted to make her some loose fitting linen overalls and so searched on line for photos of what I had in mind. So firstly I made a pattern by taking her measurements and drawing it out on a large piece of brown paper. She's 55cm tall so the usual A4 sheets wouldn't work for her. I tweaked it a few times and then decided to use an old pair of trousers of mine to cut up for the fabric. I don't have much linen type fabric here and all that I do have would have been too small. Plus I didn't really want to use good fabric in case the pattern was not a good fit for her.
I'm really pleased with how they've turned out. I used some red metal overall clips that are meant for human sized items, and they worked perfectly for her. I made a simple cap sleeved white tee shirt to finish off the look.
The overalls have large pockets on the sides so that Holly can fill them with her belongings or of course she can fit her hands in them too.
I have tweaked my pattern slightly to make them a little less full under the arms, and next time I think I will make them with short legs for the summer.
I hope you're all keeping safe and having a nice day.
Big hugs, Sharon xxx