Designed by Barbara Schoenoff
Paulina is a 20? cloth doll inspired by the soft edged, dreamlike, lovely women painted by Renoir. Paulina?s body is darted and intricate giving her the curves and contours of her time. Her 1880?s walking suit and underwear are fully removable allowing for more clothing to come.
An intermediate skill level in sewing would be helpful but not absolutely necessary. Most important is bringing a desire to make a doll and explore.
Techniques include pattern piecing, articulating fingers, face sculpting and painting, wire armature, bustle gown making and embellishment.
The class will flow as follows: Supply list and selection of materials
Discussion of sewing terms
Making the body
Legs and Feet
Sculpting the Face
Coloring the Face
Attaching the Head to Body
Underwear; pantalets, camisole, petticoat and stockings
There are lots of photos of the construction and easily followed step-by-step instructions ? and of course, a classroom where you can discuss and share your progress.
So join in and have some fun and let Barbara guide you through this enjoyable journey.
Class begins now and is ongoing!