This pair of Australian dolls stand 38cm./14in. tall. * THE pattern includes drawings of the faces that you can trace on to your fabric plus the painted designs on Doug's body. * THE head has a chin and side piece, adding another dimension to the standard 'pancake' head seen in some simple cloth dolls. * THE head has 4 pattern pieces and 4 more make the body. *THE arms and legs are sewn into the seams and they have a bottom gusset allowing the guys to sit down on a shelf. * THEY are made from plain cotton Homespun and any cotton fabric will be fine. *THE hair is formed by cutting the head pieces from a short fur fabric, I had some black on hand but any colour from blonde to dark looks great too. * DORIS's dress is a simple shift trimmed with bias binding and her pants are made from a plain cotton and they have elastic at the knees and waist. I was fortunate to find this beautiful Australian dot fabric at a remnant shop, it's called Bush Fruit Dreaming and I believe it was designed by Doris Nampitjimpa (spelling?)and I named the doll for her. * A tiny print is best and anything with an earthy or floral feel, just go for it. Doug's pants are made from a piece of stretch fabric and tied at the hips. Any little girl would love these dolls and they make a perfect souvenir of your visit 'Down Under' or to mail to someone overseas, light and unbreakable. This pattern was first designed by myself in 1996 and the dolls were made commercially by myself and my team and were sold at all Australian International Airports and Uluru Resort. I wonder just how many of them now live in countries all around the world. Please enjoy this revival of my first cloth doll pattern and I hope it inspires you to try another of my character cloth dolls.

Australian Cloth Doll

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