Special Request: Pippi Longstocking

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:

Pippi Longstocking, as seen on missneriss.com

Pippi Longstocking, as seen on missneriss.com

Pippi Longstocking, as seen on missneriss.com

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?

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8 responses to “Special Request: Pippi Longstocking

  1. 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?

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  2. She would sale. Especially if you took pictures during construction. That makes a big difference to me.

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  3. Wow! This is so great! Never really watched Pippi, but adore this creation!

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    • 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!

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  4. Fabulous! I used to LOVE Pippi.

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  5. 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 😀

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