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the sweetest little dollies you ever did see


    I made a few dolls for a few special little girls in my life.



    She is wearing a cable knit ruffle-front sweater {not the easiest material to sew, but oh so cute} with yellow dot bubble skirt.




    A little suit of jersey ruffles – sweet and simple.



    Sawyer is funky with a polka-dot top, floral bubble skirt and a teensy flower pin {sewn on, not pinned}



    The real Isabella is the best dressed little girl around, often sporting baby legs, so I decided to make a mini pair for this baby. 


    Surely not as cute as the real little girls, but I’m pretty happy with how they turned out.

    {I used this pattern to make the dolls}

    60 thoughts on “the sweetest little dollies you ever did see”

    1. I have been obsessing over these doll for about a year now and now that my little girl has come I am so excited to make one for her. I was wondering if like others above if you would mind sharing what kind of fabric was used for the body and/or how you made the skirts. Thanks for always being so inspiring. Everyone is getting Emily inspired gifts from me this year.

    2. I just made my first doll for a very special girl. I put her name and the verse that her parents chose for her on her back on a little patch. Thanks so much for sharing. Your dolls are adorable! I love the material you used, too. What is that? I just used muslin.

    3. okay – i know its two weeks later but I remembered this post and want to make for Valentines day for my daughter. I have the same question as cara though! What is your body material made of? Is it a broadcloth? Thanks, Tobi

    4. Seriously – I, too, am 24 and would like one of these dolls for myself! Especially since my name is Audrey. I am due next week with a little girl of my own, and I think she needs one of these adorable dollies! But i have no sewing skills whatsoever. Pleeease start selling them?? :)

    5. Emily! You’ve done it again… how unique! I know some sewing projects take longer than others, but I bet some of us would be willing to pay a pretty good amount for something so creative :)

    6. Loving these lovely little dolllies…and thinking my three lovely little ladies may just love them as much as I do!! Thanks so much for sharing!

    7. Love these lil’ cuties! I made dolls for my girls a couple Christmases ago. There is a pattern similar to yours on Martha Stewarts web site (Black apple dolls). So cute & fun to make.
      Love your style.
      Happy New Year!

    8. Should not be allowed! So super cute!! I have to admit, I was actually speed reading the post anxiously hoping to find the “you can buy your own” at the bottom:). Perfect, perfect! I will check out the link … maybe a good project for my 12 year old.

    9. These asre precious. Reminds me of some rag dolls that my mommy had made formy sistrer and I and they had dresses and hair made of yarn and eyes sewed onto the fabric that matched out eyes….these are so so great! love them….I thinkyou need to sell tham…perhaps one that is a boy doll too….

    10. Those are so stinking cute I literally squealed in delight!!! What lucky little girls! I’m going to have to stop looking at your site because every project you feature ends up going on my To-Tackle list :) Ok, that will never happen, you’re my fav!

    11. What sweet memories these brought back for me! Not to mention I have a little girl of my own named Sawyer…. I made dolls very similar to these when my girl was little… she just completed her first semester of college this year! My, how time flies! But she still has the doll and I am sure it will be something she will treasure as she one day becomes a mama. — I stitched a little message on the back of the doll, which is hidden under her dress. I also made a matching dress for my daughter. So much fun. — Thank you for sharing your projects! My two girls and I made flower pins from your tutorials this Christmas. It was the perfect way for them to give gifts to their girlfriends. Spending little money, but creating something unique and cute.

    12. They are the sweetest! I purchased that pattern over a year ago and still have not tried it yet! Are they hard to make? I am new to sewing and thought they might be easy! I guess I need to get on it! I know my little girl would love one! You are a talented mama!

    13. Emily… an amazing designer… with her own little {Rag~Dollie} runway show!
      Soooooooo cute!…. How lucky are the recipients of such sweet works of love! *L*

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