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Friday, February 6, 2009


I've been working on a new doll for our local tea shop. She wanted a couple of Asian theme dolls for one section of her display where she has all the trimmings for the special tea ceremonies that are enjoyed by people in Japan. The basic doll pattern is from Dollmakers Journey and is called A Doll For All Seasons. You can find the basic pattern by scrolling down here.   The outfit and hair are from Edwina Sutherlands Geisha pattern.  I will post again once I've done the Obi for her middle and the adornments for her hair. Haven't quite decided what she will hold in her hands, but maybe once she's finished that decision will come easier....

Her kimono is made from Satin Brocade. If you plan to make her at any time and use the same type of fabric, be sure to finish off the edges with either a zigzag stitch or with your serger as this type of fabric will fray. Her extra collars are made with two complimentary colours of silk. Her hair is made with black velvet. I made the body with a white cotton, but for the life of me can't remember where I bought it. It was a bit tricky to work with, not very forgiving when turning, but very strong as far as seams go.

Tonight I hope to make another step to finishing her off. Stay tuned for more over the weekend...



  1. Oh, goodness. She's beautiful.

  2. Hi Dawn....thank you. I will have her finished soon, so be sure to come back and check.. ;o)))

  3. She's absolutely gorgeous, Ro!!!

  4. Hi Serena, Thanks for that..I think she's pretty cute to. It's fussy work with the silks but the finished product is great ;o))

  5. Oh Romona, this is definately one of my favourites dolls that I've ever seeen on your blog. Her face is so beautiful, her hair, her costume! Wow!

  6. Thank you Colleen, You're very sweet to say so and coming from such a gifted dollmaker, that means a lot...;o))

  7. She is wonderful. Lovely, lovely work on her.

  8. Hi Cheryl,Thanks so much....I only have a little more to do with her and it's on to the Samurai...;o))

  9. Romona I love your Geisha Doll, I have always wanted to make one, but the costume has held me back......was it difficult? She is gorgeous.....bravo my friend, hugs, Kat

  10. Oh Romona,

    This doll is Beautiful!!! I would love to make an Asian doll. In fact, I was browsing around Becky Holloway's patterns today and noticed she has a Japanese gal. A bit big though, 42" to be exact. Perhaps I'll tackle it one day.
    Anyway, looking forward to seeing this beauty finished...

    BIG Hugs,




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