For those of you, who have missed earlier posts about my project to dress a doll, the first post where I mentioned it is here.
How I made a pair of trousers and a hat appeared here.
The doll is now completely clothed in garments made from remnants of yarn of various thicknesses. I added elastic to the hat, although I am not sure this was necessary. The trousers did not require elastic.
I began to make a T-shirt by crocheting a chain and joining it to make a ring. My first two attempts resulted in a Moebius loop, so I gave up the attempt and crocheted backwards and forwards. Joining a side seam is not difficult! (I was at the craft group at the time.) I crocheted the sleeves as part of the top, joining the sleeve seams once the sleeves were wide enough..
Then I filled in the back and front joining in the edges of the sleeves as I went along. I introduced a second colour to provide some interest, working in rounds inside the neckline. The yarn was Glencraig used double as for the hat. The neckline is higher at the back than at the front. As the doll has a large head, it was necessary to be able to put the T-shirt on feet first! The finished garment was rather low in the neck and loose-fitting as a result.
Using some thin white yarn I made an undergarment as shown in the photographs. This garment was begun with a chain joined around the neck. The entire garment was worked around the doll and is not intended to be removed.
I noticed that the doll’s feet are not identical in size and shape. Neither are the shoes I crocheted. The larger shoe is now on the larger foot.
The photos of the T-shirt demonstrate a point, which has been generating much interest in social media recently. It is the question of how colours are perceived. The T-shirt is a mixed mauve/pink shade. The picture of it on a yellow surface gives the impression it is blue.
I looked at #thedress on my phone. I saw a pale blue and gold dress on one side of the picture and a bright blue and black one on the other side. I held the phone for hubby to see what all the fuss was about. He said they were both blue and black. Then I tried altering the angle and found that they could easily both be blue and black. I also discovered that the blue wallpaper on my phone could be gold! Specialists in the branch of physics known as optics would be able to explain how this happens.