Over the next few weeks I will be sharing the 'Red Nose Day Dolls' project with you, and more specifically the dress I am contributing. The rather brilliant Ros Badger and Emma Mitchell hatched a plan to make some lolly for Comic Relief - handmade dolls kitted out in the best the craft world has to offer, silver tiaras and all. You can read all about it over on the Red Nose Day Dolls very own blog, you can follow said dolls on Twitter (@rednosedaydolls) and you can spread the word about the dolls to anyone who'll listen! The ultimate fate of the dolls will be to appear on the Comic Relief auction website where they will find a new home with the highest bidders!!!
The task ahead for me is to come up with the prettiest, cutest little crochet dress made to fit one of these discerning little ladies. So with the dress I made for Olympia bunny as my guide, I've been working up swatches to help me decide on colour and stitch pattern. I'm going for a bit of 1950's glamour with my shape (I might even add a few layers of soft tulle to give volume to the skirt of the dress), but I'm thinking simple, cute and lots of fun to dress up in!!! If you can think of anyone who would just love to own a bespoke, handmade doll then send them the link ;) xxx