When I was contacted recently by an acquaintance to make a Pippi Longstocking doll for her daughter I did some digging around the internet to find a pattern, only to come up empty. I couldn’t find anything that I really loved. Lots of options, but nothing that that fit the brief.
So, I decided that now was the time to start designing my own Pippi! Something that was exciting and a bit nerv-wracking at the same time because I’d never even made a doll before. I’ve made loads of stuffed animals and characters, but never a doll.
Here’s how it turned out:
I’m busy working on a pattern for the doll. Whether it becomes a Pippi pattern listed for free (due to copyright), or a general doll pattern remains to be seen. What would you prefer? A Pippi Longstocking pattern?
I LOVE this doll! I grew up watching her and loved Pippi. I dressed up as her one year for Halloween! Did you ever make a pattern?
She would sale. Especially if you took pictures during construction. That makes a big difference to me.
Thanks Nadine, I think I’ll add it to the list of projects to create patterns for.
Wow! This is so great! Never really watched Pippi, but adore this creation!
I never watched it here either. I knew who she was, but had no clue about the show. I saw it when I first moved here and really don’t like it though. I don’t know what it is, but it makes me uncomfortable. The cartoon version of the character is super cute though!
Fabulous! I used to LOVE Pippi.
I love her and think you did an incredible job!! I don’t usually pay for patterns, but I’m sure if you sell this one you’ll have lots of buyers. Either way, free or not, she is a winner, and I’m sure her owner is in love 😀
Thanks, I hope so too!