Cloth doll pattern Jolly Swagman & Matilda colonial characters.Australian souvenir.Suit beginner,plenty of instructions,face drawing page.

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Make the sweetest Aussies ever with this Jolly Swagman and Matilda pattern.I know what you're thinking but don't worry about drawing the face, there's a map you can trace and heaps of instructions for the beginner or nervous artist. I suggest using fabric markers with crayon or pencil, make a trial face first just to see what you prefer. The body is a basic shape with rounded hands and feet, no fingers to fret about. The head has a flat face and little chin gusset that makes the face something more than most cloth doll patterns. The back of the head is shaped and if you prefer, both the back and side head pieces can be cut from a soft fur fabric to resemble hair. In the instructions I suggest sewing a line of fringe or curly doll hair around the face before sewing the hat in place but it's your preference. (I find kids will always want to take the hat off and they'd rather see hair underneath it.) They have a bottom gusset that makes them easy to sit and pose. Jolly Swagman's costume consist of a shirt and pants made in a soft fabric with a tiny print and a vest, hat and boots made from felt. He has little pieces of cork tied onto the hat to keep the flies away and a swag. Matilda wears a smock dress with elastic at the neck over this a nice clean apron and mob cap. She has white bloomers underneath and the same felt boots as her man. They measure 38cm/14". Thank you.

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