Meet Arabella a Victorian rag doll that I actually made many years ago! This one was made for my Mum and I have just rescued her back. I made rather a lot of these in the 1980's. One for each of Fluff's friends on their Birthdays. Quite a few Grandma's when they saw them wanted one too! Each little girl was allowed to choose their dolls name( which I then embroidered onto the pinny) and tell me their favourite colour to make the clothes in and hair colour.
Fluff's doll was called Anna and you can see the posting for her here.
The pattern was in a magazine of the time called "Woman's Weekly "which I still have. The name of the original maker is not mentioned which is a shame. I adapted mine with a different hat pattern and hair styles. Arabella has ringlets.
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Handmade Harbour: Handmade Monday.