Although there are tons of free dolly patterns out there, I actually bought this pattern on etsy – I like the shape of the body, and the idea of the removable outfit really appealed to me. Mine turned out slightly more wonky – and very much less natural-looking due to the odd tints of yarn I had available.
The pattern is modelled on a traditional Japanese wooden “Kokeshi” doll, which looks like the one shown on the right. Though I have done it as minimalistically as possible, mine definitely lacks the “kawaii” factor – the utterly adorable cuteness associated with Japanese kitsch.
Here she is, naked, but I think I will leave her outfit on most of the time, because it’s a bit tighter around the neck than I had anticipated.
Any suggestions for a name to go along with her personality???