Jan 19, 2015

Red Riding Hood Doll

This was a really fun project for me!  Em has loved all things Little Red Riding Hood since she dressed as her for Halloween.  One day last week she asked me if I would make her a Red Riding Hood doll....um, of course!  So, I decided it would be really fun to make a doll of Em dressed as little red.

The doll's dress is a miniature version of the dress she wore for her costume, and she even has matching white tights and black leather shoes.

She's got a tiny little cape, just a hood (that took me three tries to get the right size, that dolls head is bigger than it looks) and gathered cape.  I used some little buttons instead of toggles like Em has on hers.  The buttons are just decorative, it closes with a little velcro on one side.

And with the blonde pigtails, blue eyes and tiny upturned nose this doll is a tiny little Em :)

To make the doll, I started with my stuffed fox pattern...who actually doesn't make a half bad wicked wolf.  Then I made the body and head a bit skinnier and the legs and arms longer and skinnier (and obviously eliminated the ears and tail...and added a dress)

I made the hair out eyes out of a wool blend felt and hand embroidered the face details.

This little doll took me almost 5 hours to sew, but part of that was working out the pattern and sewing a muslin doll.  She is so worth all the time and effort though, both Em and I love her :)

As soon as I finished her brother asked me "are you making superman next?"


  1. Laughing about the three tries on the hood! The same thing happened when we were making a raincoat for a stuffed bear...that head was huge!

    1. Yes! I couldn't believe how far off I was on the first try, lucky I had lots of fabric ;)

  2. SO cute! What an amazing present for your little girl! I always hope that as my kids grow they'll remember some of the special things I made for them and just KNOW that they are loved.

    1. Thanks! I hope this doll is one she treasures for years! It may have to get put up on her shelf a bit, she is still pretty rough on toys!

  3. oh wow, this looks so cute.

  4. So sweet! Now you have two little dolls. Both are absolutely adorable!

  5. Beautiful Crystal... Em is such a lucky little girl.

  6. Oh my,she's BEAUTIFUL!! Won't you share your pattern of her? I will pay for it if need be! She is just so sweet and I know my little one would love a couple of these beauties! <3

  7. This doll is so cute! I made a similar one for my little girl. Now she is her partner in riding. We've got Little Tikes Push and Ride Racer (https://www.best-pack-n-play.com/ride-on-toys-for-1-year-old/) - it fits a stuffed toy during a ride. Thank you for this great DIY project!



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