Many years ago, my Mum bought me a Cabbage Patch Preemie. I was her preemie baby, so she thought it was fitting. However, my poor girl was neglected in my closet. It was time for me to do something for her.
It was time to give her a make-over. The first thing she needed was to have something done with her hair.
As adorable as she is… well, she’s in a family with all curly heads.
It’s amazingly easy to curl doll hair. A little foil (folded over the end of the hair); a straw (I didn’t have pipe cleaners); I used pin curl clips to hold everything in place; and boiling water. It only took four ‘curlers’ to curl her hair. You can read how to do it here.
I didn’t take a photo of her with hair in ‘curlers’ – I wasn’t sure I’d love the results. I still may re-do her ‘do. I’ve since bought pipe cleaners.
I also had some fun making her an outfit, because, as you could see, she had nothing on.
So out came some of my cotton Lycra, and a pattern from Madame Alexander 14″ Girl Victorian Doll Patterns:
Although this outfit is good, I think the next one I’ll try will be an actual Preemie outfit.
I ordered a Cabbage Patch Kids Preemie pattern book a while back now, and when I ordered it, a second book was included – CPK Designer Clothes. Some of the patterns had been cut out in that second book, so it was included for free. I thought that was really nice. Here’s the pattern book I ordered:
Here’s the pattern book I received for free with my order:
I’m sure I’ll be able to find some patterns in there and adapt them for my Preemie.
Here’s my Preemie in her new slip and pantaloons. She’s looking so much better, and much more like a member of our family.
I’m glad she’s not looking neglected anymore. She’s even come out of my closet and has a place on my bookshelf.
Here’s the slip. The pattern for the slip can be shortened to make a camisole, which was really cute too.
Here are the pantaloons.
Now for some bigger sewing projects.