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