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Ballerina Paper Doll
This is a fun, easy paper doll to make, and the best part is you can make several, in different colors, and have your own troupe!
The doll is on very faint 1/2 inch graph paper. I have left the pattern just about full size so it should be easy to print out to size. To copy the doll by hand you can create a 1/2 inch grid by measuring every half inch and making a pencil dot all the way down and across, on both sides of a piece of 8 1/2 by 11 inch paper. Then use your ruler or straight edge to connect the dots with your pencil. Then draw the doll lines into each square of your grid, exactly as they are shown in my design.
Once you have printed it out, cut it out and trace both pieces onto cardstock, water color paper or even an empty cardboard box. This weight paper will not only give your doll enough sturdiness to stand up, but will also accept markers or paint with less rippling.
After cutting out the doll and the second piece of the stand, cut on the lines marked "cut" and slide the bottom cut edge of the separate base down over the top cut edge between the feet, at right angles, and the doll will stand.
To make a long tutu outfit for your doll, Look Here.
Make Clothes for 18 Inch Dolls The most popular dress on the Doll Making Site, The Spring Dress for 18 Inch Dolls, is included as well as 5 other outfits, underwear, and accessories such as jewelry, a bag, a knitted hat and scarf, and the new scrub suit. There are also patterns for slender Magic Attic type dolls as well as full-bodied American Girl dolls and an antique Saucy Walker doll from the 1950's.
If you love 18 inch dolls, and want a collection of patterns for a wardrobe, all in one handy Ebook, this is for you! All these patterns are available on the Doll Making site, but I have brought them all together in one book for ease of finding and using them.
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