Monday, 4 February 2013

how to ...make monsieur et madame Lolly

bonjour :) here is a little how to for a blustery Monday morning...based on my lolly stick dollies I have made some Valentine give to someone you love or keep all to your lovely self :)

madame lolly

monsieur lolly

You will need :
Fabrics in various patterns depending on if you would like a boy or girl and some felt
sewing machine (you could hand stitch though)
stuffing (you could raid a pillow like I often do, just don't tell Mr h)
buttons..trims etc

Cut out two rectangles and curve the top edge (this will be the main body)...cut your felt to fit over the top curved edge in a hairstyle of your choice..cut out any features you wish to add
Cut out a square piece of fabric for the shirt
Lay all these on to one of your body pieces and sew on with a .5cm seam
Take your other body piece and place directly on top, with right sides facing sew all around the edges with a 1cm seam leaving the hem at the bottom open

Turn right way out and it should look something like this...above
You could cut out some accessories like a tie or belt and some cheeks to add later..
Fill with stuffing and the slip stitch the hem closed

Hand stitch the cheeks and eyes and attach the tie with a small button

If you are making the girl, same process just different features..

Monsieur and Madame Lolly are a present for my Valentine... I am not sure why they are French...maybe its Mr Lollys facial hair??
I'd love to see if you have a go at making these...
Happy Monday x x x

PS I have just noticed that I have 1000 followers :) so to say a big thank you I will be having a giveaway very soon x x x x


  1. he he - looks like you two (defo think Rob should grow a french style tash!)
    Lovely tutorial my friend - and congratulations on 1000 followers...fee x
    (tea? weds?)

  2. They are sweet, love your blue sewing machine too! fave colour and all that...congrats on a 1000 wohoo!
    Bestest monday wishes to you
    daisy J x

  3. These are so gorgeous, love the fabrics you have chosen. Mel x

  4. What a brilliant tutorial! The dolls are so cute! Thank you for sharing! :-)

  5. They are fabulous.....quite the little couple oozing style.......1000 followers congratulations!
    Have a great week, Heidi

  6. Bonjour Lolly lovers, you are tres cool!
    I would like to make some but I am bogged down with valentine garland making, doll house decorating and muchas lying on my chais long (I never grasped languages).
    See you friday.
    Love Madam Betty. xxx

  7. What a gorgeous couple. I particularly love the 'tache - Monsieur Lolly looks like a rather smooth chappie. X

  8. So adorable!! Thanks for sharing! Have a crafty and sweet week! xo Heather

  9. Tres magnifique ... love them ... so cool and congrats on 1000 ... Bee xx

  10. Love them! Congratulations on reaching 1000

  11. Those are cute! Thanks for sharing :)

  12. I would love to have a go at these. Would you pin them? I'll them put them on my projects board! They fab! X

    1. Yes pin them to keep everything in place, I didn't but i wish I had :) x

  13. Oooooh only just seen this! Once my workroom is up and running I'm soooo making these!!! Trying to figure out how to do Neil's balding head without upsetting him!! Lol xxx

  14. These are adorable and I want. Thank you for sharing they would make any little girls room with smiles. xxx

  15. AMEI... AMEI... AMEI... e continuo amando o casal Lolly! lindo!

  16. Monsieur and Madame Lolly are so cute! I linked your tutorial on my blog.

    (Here if you like to see it: )

    Thank you so much for sharing!


  17. J'adore! I'll have to have a go at making these :)