|Moss, Jen and Roy Dolls|
|Moss, Jen and Roy from The IT Crowd|
- I started with a blank doll body and sketched the clothes, hair and face on to it by hand.
- I scanned the drawing in to the computer, cleaned it up and colored it, then used the color drawing as my pattern.
- I had to do a little bit of adjusting to make the clothes fit over the stuffed body (usually just scaling them up a few percentage points on the computer) and the shoes required their own patterns, which I have included below.
- I used a whip stitch for all of the stitches.
- The fabric was sheets of synthetic felt, available for around thirty cents a sheet from most craft stores.
- Roy's stubble and the stripes on Moss' shirt were drawn with colored permanent markers.
- Using the blank doll pattern, I cut out the body from two pieces of felt. I embroidered the face on, attached the eyes then sewed the two pieces together around the edges, leaving the top of the head unsewed. I stuffed the body.
- I cut out the hair and sewed it to the head, stuffed the head, then sewed everything closed.
- I cut out the clothes from felt, added any details and sewed them on over the body. They're not removable.
- I made the shoes using the patterns below. Originally I tried to make the shoes flat like the rest of the clothes, but they didn't look right. After a lot of experimenting I came up with the sneakers and high heels patterns below.
|Blank body - male|
|Blank body - female|
|Sneaker pattern (sew together the two sides marked "sew" then sew the sole to the shoe)|
|High-heeled shoe pattern (sew the toe and the back together, sew the sole to the bottom of the shoe then sew the top of the heel to the bottom of the sole)|
I hope to make dolls of two more characters, Douglas and Richmond, at some point, but it is very likely we'll be moving in the next few months so we'll see how soon I get around to it.