Averill Avatar

Things I learned making this doll:
  • This is my "Avatar" of a Deanna Hogan pattern called "Averill"
  • The most interesting part of making this doll was trying out the jointing technique. There are times when it would be good to have an sample around. I'm not sure how well I succeeded here. The joints seems a little bit loose, but it may be my lack of understanding about they're supposed to work.
  • The pattern had 2 choices of face. One a press mold and one a combination of trapunto and needle modeling. I tried the second option. Positioning and sewing the face proved a real challenge. Were I to do it again I would use a knit rather than a woven fabric on the bias. I couldn't get all the wrinkles out of the sides of the face.
  • Before I do another doll of this type I'm going to do some remedial face painting practice. Her eyes are crooked - again!
  • Great hair, wonderful hand pattern, a pleasure to have her sitting on my file cabinet.

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