Monday, March 5, 2012

New Edith Flack Ackley Dolls

These cute sisters are from the 1934 pattern by Edith Flack Ackley offered to ladies in the November 1934 issue of Women's Home Companion for 50 cents.  This is one of my favorite patterns from EFA.  They are kind of tricky to make because of their small size.  I think they're about 8inches tall.  I offer their pattern in PDF further down on my blogspot.  Some of the problems I can tell you about in the pattern:  The pantelettes are way too wide as printed in the original pattern so you need to adjust the width.  The front and back bodice need some adjusting also.  I usually measure them on the doll and make the front  not as wide and a little taller also.  These adjustments may be because in 1934 Edith made her dolls from Japanese crepe not muslin and the crepe was stretchier than the muslin so today we end up with a narrower doll.  Just my thoughts.  They will be  offered in my etsy shop soon.

1 comment:

  1. I love Edith Flack Ackley! I have two of her books: A Doll Shop of Your Own and Dolls to Make for Fun and Profit. There is such a beautiful simplicity of her dolls that just touches my heart. Your dolls are great!