ELF DOLL
Elf doll is 27" high
Picture here and here
Pattern pieces here

Equipment:
Pencil.
Ruler.
Paper for patterns
Dressmaker's tracing (carbon) paper
Dry ball-point pen
Straight pins
Scissors
Sewing machine
Iron
Tape measure
Compass
Sewing and embroidery needles

Materials:
Closely woven cotton fabric 45" wide, 1/2 yard green-and-white print.
Scraps of coordinating red-and-white print fabric, red felt, and flesh-color velour.
Red double-fold bias tape, 1 1/4 yards.
Red rickrack, 1/2 yard.
White pre-gathered eyelet trim 3/4" wide, 1 yard.
Five 1/4" jingle bells.
White buttons: two 1/2", four 1/4".
Pompons: two 3/4" green, one 1" red.
Brown rug yarn, one skein.

GENERAL DIRECTIONS:
Draw lines across patterns, connecting grid lines.
Enlarge patterns by copying on paper ruled in 1" squares; complete half-patterns along dash lines.
Use dressmaker's carbon and dry ballpoint pen to transfer patterns to wrong side of fabrics, placing pieces 1/2" from fabric edges and 1/2" apart.
Cut out pieces 1/4" beyond marked lines for seam allowances, unless otherwise directed. When cutting additional pieces without pattern, do not add seam allowance.
To assemble dolls and clothes, pin pieces together with right sides facing and raw edges even; stitch on marked lines, making 1/4" eams unless otherwise directed.
Clip into seam allowance at curves and trim corners; turn piece to right side.
Referring to picture, assemble and finish dolls as individually directed.

INSTRUCTIONS:
Body:
From green print fabric, cut two body pieces, two arms, and two pieces 4 1/4" x 14 1/4" for legs.
Cut two feet each of red print and red felt; cut four hands of velour.
Stitch body pieces together, leaving open between dots for legs and neck.
Turn; stuff firmly.
Fold leg pieces lengthwise and stitch long edges together, leaving ends open.
Turn; stuff firmly.
Stitch across one end of each leg 1/4" from edge, with seam at side and enclosing stuffing.
At other end, turn in raw edge 1/4" and baste around circle.
Stitch felt feet to fabric feet in pairs, leaving an opening for turning.
Turn and stuff firmly; slip-stitch opening closed.
Slip-stitch folded edge of legs to felt side of feet, with leg seams at side.
Insert legs into body, having leg seams toward center; slip-stitch legs and body together securely.
Fold each arm piece and stitch edges together, leaving straight end open.
Turn; stuff firmly and turn in raw ends as for legs.
Stitch hands together in pairs, leaving straight end open.
Turn; stuff.
Insert hand into wrist and slip-stitch in place.
Form "thumb" by making a long stitch across hand at mark; pull thread tight to indent hand and secure thread.
Stitch arms to body; stitch 1/2" buttons to outside of shoulders.

Head:
Cut a 7" tubular piece of nylon stocking.
Gather one end 1/4" from edge; turn right side out and stuff until head measures 14 1/2" around.
Gather remaining end of stocking tightly; insert into body and slip-stitch in place.
Cut a 1 1/2" circle of nylon; gather 1/8" from edge.
Pull up stitches and insert stuffing to make a ball about 3/4" across for nose.
Secure thread; stitch gathered side of nose to face, slightly above center.
Glue black pompons slightly above and to each side of nose for eyes.
"Rouge" cheeks with crayon.
Working through head from back to front, make French knots for freckles, using three strands brown floss.
Using six strands black floss, work mouth in outline stitches.
Cover scalp with 1/2"-long loops of brown rug yarn for hair.

Finishing:
Cut a piece of eyelet trim to fit around neck plus 1".
Turn under raw ends of trim at back of neck and stitch together to form collar.
Glue rickrack around wrists and ankles, lapping ends.
Cut remaining eyelet into four equal pieces; place one around each ankle and wrist, gathering to fit as needed.
Glue green pompons to top of feet.
Sew bells to front of body, 1/2" apart.
Cut a piece of red bias tape to fit around "waist"; lap ends at back and stitch together.
Cut two pieces bias tape for shoulder straps, criss-crossing in back.
titch ends under belt; stitch 1/4" buttons over joinings.
Fold hat piece; stitch long sides together.
Turn to right side; turn up bottom edge 1/4" and stitch in place.
On outside, glue rickrack over hem; glue pompon to tip of hat.
Place hat on elf, placing pointed area of hem at back.






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