Even though I've drafted patterns for my own Waldorf type dolls, I particularly enjoy using the patterns for the traditional Waldorf Type Dolls in Mariecristin's book, Making Waldorf Dolls. There is a lot of hand sewing in the assembly of these patterns. That may be why I enjoy making them. There is no need to try to get the joint of an already-stuffed arm or leg to run though the sewing machine. That's always been my nemesis with my own patterns!!
I made both dolls on this page, using the pattern for the middle size doll in the book. Mine come out to be 12 inches tall. I've shortened the arm length in the pattern because I think the pattern arms seem a bit long.
Josie, a doll made with fair skin, is shown above. She has three different types of (mostly) pink hand spun yarn (purchased at JP Knit & Stitch, my local yarn/fabric shop) in her brown hair.
I made the other doll at a request of a friend. She wanted a doll for a child who has mixed Hispanic and Oriental heritage. I had some beige De Witte doll jersey which was just the perfect skin tone for this doll. I was so glad had some on hand since it's not a color I typically use.
Her hair has three types of black yarn and a couple colors of dark brown yarns as accents. I had so much fun making this doll and I just love how she turned out!
Here is a bunny hiding in the tulips in the dress on the left. Can you see?