Cloth Doll male pattern Surgai the Dandy.Medieval chap with wonderful costume& cheeky painted face,wired fingers, full page of face painting

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Surgai is my favourite of all the dolls I've designed, I smiled all the way through the huge job of designing him. What a guy. Surgai is a 52cm doll featuring a wonderful costume, body parts made from 3 different costume fabrics and trimmed with braids and laces. Here's a perfect opportunity to use some of those precious small pieces of stash. I used furnishing fabric and corduroy for the main parts. He has flexible wired fingers with a separate thumb, which makes it easy for him to hold objects, mine holds a lace kerchief and a pretty ball he uses for magic tricks. His arms are angled at the elbow using ladder stitch allowing you to shape them how you like. The body has buttons at the leg joints and arm attachments. His laughing face is painted using acrylic / folk art paints with a full page of step-by-step colour illustrations.The pattern includes the double sided felt hat, satin button-trimmed cuffs, elbow wraps of satin, an impressive but simply made lace ruff and a silk dilly bag he wears on his pleated belt. Photos above show the shoulder pieces usually hidden by the ruff, and his head with and without the hat so you can see those remarkable eyebrows, another shows more of the leg detail. The back of his body shows the split jacket. I found this ridiculous green fleece for his hair and it suits his personality so well. No mistake, this is not an easy doll to make as far as time and fabric co-ordination go, but the doll making procedures in themselves are not difficult or unusual, the end result will be well worth it. Imagine him sitting amongst your treasures on the mantle. Enjoy!



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