|YELLOW ANGEL PAINT PAIL DOLL
Angel is 14" high
Picture here and here
Pattern pieces here
Paper for patterns
Dressmaker's tracing (carbon) paper
Dry ball-point pen
Sewing and embroidery needles
Cardboard paint tub, one-gallon size
Aleene's "Tacky" glue
Matching sewing threads
Beige nylon stocking
Two 1/4" black pompons
Red velour or flannel, piece 23" x 40"
White polyester fleece 45" wide, 3/8 yard
Black felt, two 9" x 12" pieces
Scrap red felt
Metallic gold oilcloth, piece 1 3/4"x 3"
White knitting worsted-weight yarn
Four 1 1/2" white pompoms
Felt: yellow, one piece 9" x 46"; white, one piece 12" x 18"
Thin, stiff cardboard, piece 6" x 18"
Fusible webbing, piece 6" x 18"
White pre-gathered lace 3/4" wide, 2 1/4 yards
Orange knitting worsted-weight yarn
Scrap of black crewel yarn.
Yellow grosgrain ribbon 3/8" wide, 1/2 yard
Five 1/4" white buttons
1. Draw lines across patterns, connecting grid lines.
2. Enlarge patterns by copying on paper ruled in 1" squares; complete half-patterns along dash lines.
3. Use dressmaker's carbon and dry ball-point pen to transfer patterns to wrong side of fabrics, placing pieces 1/2" from fabric edges and 1/2" apart.
4. Cut out pieces 1/4" beyond marked lines for seam allowances, unless otherwise directed. When cutting additional pieces without patterns and when cutting facial features, do not add seam allowances.
5. To assemble, pin pieces together with right sides facing and raw edges even; stitch on marked lines, making 1/4" seams.
6. Clip into seam allowance at curves and trim corners; turn piece to right side.
7. Referring to picture, assemble pieces and trim as directed.
Covering Paint Pail:
Measure circumference of pail at lip and add 1"; measure height of pail and add amount specified.
Use these measurements to cut a rectangle of felt or fabric.
Place bottom of pail on matching fabric and trace around with a pencil.
Unless otherwise directed, cut out circle 1/8" inside traced lines and set aside.
By hand, baste 1/4" from one long edge of fabric rectangle to gather.
Turn pail upside down so that bottom of pail is now shoulders of toy.
Place fabric, right side out, around pail, having gathering stitches 1/4" above shoulders unless otherwise directed.
Lap ends of fabric to fit, turning under raw edge if woven, and glue in place.
Turn fabric at bottom over lip of pail to inside and glue, unless otherwise directed.
Pull up gathering to fit at top; adjust gathers evenly and secure thread.
Glue edge to top of pail; glue circle to shoulders, covering stitching.
For Yellow Angel, Elf, and Lion: Cut a strip of stiff cardboard 1" x 12".
Lap ends of strip 1" and glue together, forming a ring.
Cut fabric 1" x 12" and glue to outside of ring.
Trim as directed and glue ring to center of shoulders.
Cut an 8 1/2" tubular piece of nylon stocking.
Gather one end 1/4" from edge; pull closed, then turn right side out and stuff until head measures about 17" around.
Gather remaining end of stocking tightly.
For nose, cut a 1" circle of nylon unless otherwise directed; gather 1/8" from edge.
Pull up stitches and insert stuffing to make a ball about 1/2" across; secure thread; stitch gathered side of nose to center of face.
Glue black pompons slightly above and to each side of nose for eyes, unless otherwise directed.
"Rouge" cheeks with crayon.
Complete face as individually directed.
Cover scalp with loops of yarn, making loops of directed length and referring to picture for guidance on shaping hairline.
Unless otherwise directed, cut two 3 1/2" circles of nylon; gather edges and stuff as for nose, making them about 2" across.
Having gathered area at one end, flatten into a circle and secure thread.
For fingers, make four equally spaced stitches around opposite end of hand, working over edge and pulling thread tightly to indent hand.
Glue gathered end of hands inside prepared sleeves.
Cover pail with yellow felt, cutting felt 1/2" longer than height of pail and gluing lower edge of felt flush with lip of pail.
Make neck and cover with yellow felt.
Glue lace around top edge of neck; glue neck to body.
Glue lace around shoulder edge and lower edge, lapping ends of trim in back.
Glue buttons to front, placing them 1/4" apart.
Cut 9" circle yellow felt; cut circle in half.
Roll each piece into a cone about 2" wide; glue edges to secure.
Glue lace around open wrist edge; make hands and glue inside sleeves.
Glue sleeves to body at shoulders.
Make head as directed, using orange yarn for hair and making loops about 1" long.
Cut a 1 3/4" piece black crewel yarn and glue to face as shown for mouth.
Tie ribbon into bow and glue to top of head.
Glue head to neck.
Cut two sets of wings from white felt; do not add seam allowance.
Cut two matching pieces fusible webbing.
Cut one set of wings from cardboard; trim 1/4" off all edges.
Lay one piece felt, wrong side up, on ironing board.
Place one piece webbing on top, matching edges.
Center cardboard on top of webbing.
Place remaining webbing, then felt, on top.
Fuse all layers together, following manufacturer's directions.
When wings have cooled and set, glue center area to back of gown as shown.
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