I found these adorable fabric dolls last year and had to get them for Sofia, though it will be a few years before she plays with them. I finally finished cutting them out and wanted to share with you the details and how-to's.
It's a paper doll concept, but with fabric. The fabric (with the dolls and clothing printed on it, as shown below) is sold by the yard, like any other fabric.
I cut out each doll, and then ironed a double-sided stiff fusible interfacing to the back, and then I ironed a plain cotton fabric to the back of that, to finish them off. This makes the dolls stiff and easier to play with.
Don't you love their vintage undergarments?
Then -this is the fun part- I cut out the clothing and ironed each piece to double-sided Wonder Under, then ironed felt to the back side of the Wonder Under. The felt grabs on to the dolls better so the clothes cling a bit, like a felt board. Here are all my pieces cut and finished.
You can also buy yardage of just additional clothing (shown below). One yard of fabric gives you lots of clothing and accessories.
Now it's time to play dress up!