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Another design I just love making.  Ballet dancers are in fixed positions (the legs will not move), and are designed to be hanging dolls.  They look gorgeous as a set as you can see in the photos – just imagine how lovely they would look on the wall of a little girl’s bedroom.

Lavender

Pink

White

Black      

So, the dolls are about 15 inches tall.  The body is all in one piece, the head is separate. I paint the leotard and ballet slippers onto the body using fabric paint, and then when completely dry, put on a topcoat of varnish.  The braid around the top and bottom of the leotard and round the slippers very effectively covers any ‘scraggy and scrappy’ paint lines.
The face is painted using the technique for Lavinia.  I use a variety of yarns for the hair, often blending several together to get the right shade.
The pattern is Ballet Class, and it is available to buy on my website as a e-pattern (pdf download) or as a print pattern (free posted out to you!)…as a blog-featured pattern it is on special now for December at 30% discount!!!
Hugs
Raewyn