A few years ago, I discovered the sweetest doll pattern over at girlinspired. Stef of girlinspired created several of the dolls for her daughter’s 7th birthday party. The girls got to mix and match their desired hair colors with the doll bodies, and Stef sewed them up at the party. Ingenious! You can read more about Stef’s process and download the pattern here.
This simple pattern has become one of my favorite gifts for new babies and birthdays. I’ve used this pattern enough that I eventually made template plastic copies of all of the pattern pieces.
I made the doll in the photo above for the baby daughter of one of my high school friends. Below are photos of some of the other dolls I’ve made from this pattern. I highly recommend this as a fun and confidence-building project for those who have basic sewing skills and are looking for a new challenge!