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14 Inch Charlotte Rose Rag or Cloth Doll Pattern

Inspired by the rag doll owned by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Designed by Susan Kramer

14 inch (35cm) Charlotte Rose Rag Doll with Floppy

Charlotte doll body and dress full size patterns

Inspired by doll of Laura Ingalls Wilder

E-patterns by Susan Kramer

 

 

(intermediate sewing level)

Charlotte Rose dress pattern at this page

 

This cloth doll is based on the Charlotte doll owned by Laura Ingalls Wilder as a child. You can find a photo of a replica of the doll at this URL

http://hoover.archives.gov/LIW/countingbook/images/dolls.jpg

Charlotte Rose face pattern to embroider. Each square is one inch.

 

Embroider on facial features before sewing doll body together. Eyebrows, nose and mouth brown; eyes brown, black, or blue. The original doll had button eyes but I feel that is not safe for dolls made for children.


To make pattern paper one eighth inch seam allowance is included in pattern pieces


Following the instructions below make your 1 inch square graph paper and transfer the pattern markings.

You may use the pattern for your own use and gifts, but not commercially.

To make your 1 inch square (2.5cm) grid graph paper

First, take an 8.5x11 inch piece of plain paper and draw 1 inch squares - I do this by drawing horizontal lines 1 inch apart down the page, and then vertical lines 1 inch apart across the page.

Next, looking at the .jpg image you want to enlarge, copy what is in each of my squares into your larger squares.

 

Body and Arm pattern - one eighth inch seam included

 

 

After cutting out body pattern, lay open and place front to back. Sew all around perimeter, clip curves. Do not sew across lower body edge so you can stuff tightly with washable filling. I use polyester fiberfill. Use a new unsharpened pencil to help stuff arms. Sew finished legs to lower edge of stuffed body. I hand sew doll bodies and their outfits using a single strand of quilting thread. The body of the doll in the photo is made with cotton percale.

 

Leg Pattern - one eighth inch seam included

 

 

Foot Pattern one eighth inch seam included

 

 

Instructions to sew foot to lower leg:

 

 

 

The leg has a back seam. It wraps around in one piece. Each foot is 2 pattern pieces. Sew them together starting at the front of the foot and almost to the back heel as in blue thread in the photos above. Next, right sides together sew the lower leg on to the foot at top of foot as shown by the white thread in the photos above. Last, sew the back leg seam together right down to the place where you stopped sewing the 2 foot pieces together. Clip curves, turn right side out using an a new pencil to help. The photo below shows the stuffed legs sewn to the stuffed body. After sewing one leg repeat for the other leg.

 

This is a side view to see how the feet are shaped

 

 

Finish doll by knotting on a short wig in black yarn. Do not clip loops. Instructions on this page.

Article, patterns and photographs copyright Susan Kramer

 

 

 Email: susan@susankramer.com

 

Charlotte Doll Body and Dress Full Size Patterns

Inspired by doll of Laura Ingalls Wilder

E-patterns by Susan Kramer

 

How to Sew Cloth Dolls and Costumes plus Traceable Patterns
Book by Susan Kramer
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Medium Doll Clothes
with Full Size Patterns

Ebook by Susan Kramer
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Baby Christening Gown
E-pattern

by Susan Kramer
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Royal Bridesmaid
18 Inch Doll Dress Pattern

E-pattern by Susan Kramer
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