Today we get to show you the results of some very fun sewing! We had the opportunity to join the Happiness is Handmade tour with the Urban Classic Doll. This super fun pattern is created by Celina of Petit a Petit and Family. It’s the third in her lineup of softie patterns, joining the Nutcracker Doll pattern and the Urban Jungle Doll patterns. You can use the code HAPPINESS for 20% of the Urban Classic Doll. And we’re giving away one at the end of this post…
Making the Urban Classic Doll turned into a family endeavor! Aria embroidered the face. This pattern includes options for printing a face template on fabric, instructions for hand painting it on, or templates for basic or complex embroidering. Aria used the complex pattern, and produced a very beautiful face!
Aria also contributed a ball of wool yarn for the gorgeous red hair! This pattern includes 5+ options for hair, and we chose the long yarn hair. This doll has very enviable hair! It’s so thick and can be styled numerous ways. The instructions show several different ways to attach the hair so it can be styled differently.
This was actually my 1st time sewing a doll! The instructions made it easy, and I think we ended up with a pretty sweet doll. I did the sewing, and Annie stuffed the limbs and then the body as we went.
Annie also helped make this Urban Classic Doll a wardrobe! She picked out the fabric for the clothes, cut out ALL the pattern pieces, and decided which options to make. We ended up making 5 pieces of clothing for our Urban Classic Doll!
First we made the short sleeve shirt in some Cotton + Steel fabric (leftover from this skirt and this jacket lining!) Then Annie chose some knit fabric (leftover from this dress) to make a matching skirt. Annie took into consideration what else had been made for the fabrics used because she wanted to make the doll and Baby Tina match sometimes!
Next we made the Urban Classic Doll a dress using some chambray fabric with stripes. (We can’t share what was made from the fabric yet, but trust us, it’s cute!) Annie didn’t realize she was cutting the stripes in different directions for the skirt part of the dress, but we both decided it ended up cute too!
And then Annie wanted a dress that could be both fancy and a nightgown as needed. So she chose this fabric (used for this dress and this onesie) for a drop waist maxi dress and nightgown! Baby Tina was absolutely delighted to be dressed in matching clothes to the doll. Her slightly concerned look in some of these photos is because we kept taking the doll away to change it’s clothes, and all she wanted to do was, “Hold it, please!”
And finally, we sewed a pair of basic pants that could be used as leggings under all the outfits. Annie insisted! The pattern also includes options for pleated pants, a dress with a bubble skirt, a dress with an empire waistline, lace up shoes and a knitted cardigan. Annie and I just ran out of time, but we both agree that the doll needs shoes, and we’re trying to convince Aria (the only knitter in our house) that she would enjoy making the doll a cardigan! And we heard a rumor that there will be more clothes released in the near future…
The completed Urban Classic Doll is 30” long. You can see the scale of the doll in the photos where Baby Tina is holding her! It doesn’t deter her to drag around a doll that is longer than her though.
Although the doll is better sized for Annie, I suspect they’ll be sharing the doll equally. They both are very enamored with it!
Celina is very generously allowing us to giveaway an Urban Classic Doll and clothing bundle pattern. You can enter the giveaway by leaving a comment below. As you might have noticed, we have been calling her “this doll” and she really needs a name! Any suggestions? (For additional entries, follow us on Instagram, and follow the instructions on our post.)